Lookouts Begin Homestand With 6-4 Loss To Jacksonville

Chattanooga's Rally Falls Short

Sunday, August 18, 2013
J.T. Realmuto's three-run homer put the Lookouts in the hole early.
J.T. Realmuto's three-run homer put the Lookouts in the hole early.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

After breaking a losing streak Saturday with a win over the Smokies, the Lookouts began another streak with a 6-4 loss to the first place Jacksonville Suns (Southern League South Division) Sunday at AT&T Field.

The memory of last week's five-game sweep of the Chattanooga Lookouts was obviously still fresh in the minds of the Jacksonville Suns.  The Suns wasted little time reminding the Lookouts of that fact.

J.T. Realmuto wrapped a three-run homer around the left field foul pole witih none out in the second inning and the Suns never looked back.

Duke Von Schamann (3-5) was the victim of Jacksonville's early offensive assault as the Suns attempt to stretch their narrow lead over the rained-out Mississippi Braves in the South Division. Realmuto's homer followed a single by Mark Canha and a double from former Cardinals' No. 1 pick Zack Cox.

A dropped fly ball by Lookouts'  left fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez provided the Suns with a gifr run in third inning. Then the Suns stretched their advantage to 6-0 in the fifth on a pair of runs set up by a leadoff triple from Michael Main and a Mark Canha double.

The Lookouts' one offensive constant this season, all-star Joc Pederson, put Chattanooga on the board in the sixth inning when he followed a lead-off single by Rafael Ynoa with his 18th homer of the season.  But Suns starter Anthony deSclafani struck out the next two Lookouts to avoid a big inning.

The Lookouts added single runs in the seventh and eighth, then put two men on in the ninth, but could not close the early gap. 

The teams hope the weather cooperates Monday to get in a make-up doubleheader at 5:15. Lookouts Chris Reed and Andres Santiago will start for the Lookouts (17-38 in the second half) in the two seven-inning contests. 


Georgia Northwestern Win Two at Welch College Invitational

After two narrow losses in their past two games, the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats took out their frustrations in a big way at the Welch College Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. Over the weekend. The Bobcats thumped St. Louis Christian on Friday night, 81-44, before whipping Appalachian Bible College in Saturday’s finale, 91-42, to improve to 2-4 overall on the season. ... (click for more)

Forsthoffer, LaRochelle, Myers, Ward Lead GPS Swimmers

Susanna LaRochelle, April Forsthoffer, Kristen Myers and Anna Ward rewrote several records for the 200 Medley Relay to highlight action for the McCallie/GPS Aquatics team in the McCallie Invitational swim meet this weekend. The three records broken included the GPS school, McCallie pool and the McCallie Invitational. LaRochelle also had first-place finishes in the 200 IM and ... (click for more)

Grote Hall At UTC Campus Closed Due To Sinkhole

A sinkhole has prompted UTC officials to close off access to Grote Hall. Grote Hall employees have been told they do not need to report to work on Monday. Classes that are held in Grote Hall are called off for Monday. All other classes and campus activities are on for Monday. (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The sheriff's office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)

Don't Be Quick To Discard Common Core

Let's not be too quick to discard Common Core. A recent article in the Tennessean on  Sunday detailed Common Core successes the Kingsport, Tennessee school system.  I encourage you to read it.  The article also noted that Tennessee was recently ranked as one of the fastest improving states in education after implementing portions of the Common Core curriculum ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UVa --Time For Change

The University of Virginia is, by any measure, one of the finest universities in the world. I have long admired it, whether covering dozens of sports events, cavorting with countless friends, or benefitting repeatedly from the surgical skills of the late world-class humanitarian Frank McCue. But today there is a terrible pall over “Mr. Jefferson’s university” – no, make that a ... (click for more)