Lookouts Get Rare Win Against Smokies Saturday, 6-4

Chattanooga Returns Home Sunday For 5:15 P.M. Game

Sunday, August 18, 2013
Ross Stripling had one of his best performances of the season.
Ross Stripling had one of his best performances of the season.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

KODAK, Tenn. - The Tennessee Smokies were unable to overcome a four-run deficit and fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts, 6-4, in front of 5,068 at Smokies Park. 

Both starting pitchers, Eric Jokisch for Tennessee and Ross Stripling for Chattanooga, surrendered only a hit over their first five innings of work. The Lookouts would strike first in the sixth inning on Jokisch when Joc Pederson drove home Matt Wallach with an RBI single.

The Lookouts would score three more times in the seventh inning to take a 4-0 lead. However, Tennessee would fight back in their half of the seventh inning. Justin Bour reached on a one-out walk and advanced to second on a single by John Andreoli. Christian Villanueva doubled to deep left to score Bour from second narrow the Smokies deficit, 4-1. The next batter, Brett Jackson laced a line drive that was snared by first baseman J.T. Wise and Wise was able to double-up Villanueva at second to end the Smokies' threat.

Smokies reliever Yeiper Castillo would give up two runs in the eighth to give Chattanooga a 6-1 advantage. The Smokies would attempt another late-inning rally in the eighth inning. Rafael Lopez and Jonathan Mota led off the frame with back-to-back singles. The pair would advance a base on a long fly out by Matt Szczur and Lopez would score on a sacrifice fly by Arismendy Alcantara. Javier Baez and Bour followed with RBI-hits to bring the Smokies within two runs, 6-4.

Michael Thomas (S, 2) would retire the Smokies in the ninth inning to secure the victory for the Lookouts.

Jokisch (10-11) took the loss for the Smokies allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and striking out five in 6.1 innings. Stripling (6-3) picked up the win allowing just the one hit to Bour in the fourth inning, striking out five in six innings.

Baez (1-for-3), Bour (2-for-4) and Mota (1-for-1) all extended their hitting streaks to seven games apiece.


Brave Beat Mets Friday, 6-0.

NEW YORK -- Only a high pitch count prevented Aaron Harang from bidding for history on Friday night at Citi Field. But after he'd delivered seven hitless innings, the Braves preserved his gem with a late-inning eruption that allowed them to cruise to a 6-0 win over the Mets. David Wright's two-out single in the eighth inning ended the Braves' bid to notch the first combined ... (click for more)

Jacksonville Shuts Out Lookouts, 6-0.

The Chattanooga Lookouts could not overcome an early four-run deficit and ended up dropping the final game of the team's five game series against the Jacksonville Suns, 6-0, in front of 4,685 fans at AT&T Field on Star Wars Night.      With one out in the first inning the Suns loaded the bases and scored first on a RBI single by Alfredo Silverio.  The ... (click for more)

Bus Driver Will Not Face Charges In Tragic Bus Accident

Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan announced in a Friday afternoon press conference that the investigation into the death of six-year-old Zackery Bryant at Chattanooga Valley Elementary has been officially declared complete and that there will be no criminal charges. Zackery died tragically on Monday morning after being hit by a school bus after stepping off. According to Sgt. Sturdivan, ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)