Twin Shutouts Give Lookouts Sweep

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Miguel Rojas and Rafael Ynoa celebrate  with a happy Joc Pederson following his three-run homer.
Miguel Rojas and Rafael Ynoa celebrate with a happy Joc Pederson following his three-run homer.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
The Chattanooga Lookouts had weeks of frustration released in one fell swoop Monday night when they pulled off back-to-back shutouts of the Jacksonville Suns, 2-0 and 7-0, in a pair of seven-inning games at AT&T Field.

A brilliant two-hitter by the club's hard-luck starter, Andres Santiago, was backed by Joc Pederson's 19th homer and three RBIs in the nightcap after Chris Reed threw his best game of the season, a crisp six-hitter, in the opener. The Lookouts, who were eliminated from postseason contention the night before, are still 20 games below .
500 with eight home games remaining in 2013.

The Lookouts managed only three hits in the opener, but one of them was a first-inning solo homer by J.T. Wise, his eighth, to put Reed on track for his seven-inning complete game. The big left-hander out of Stanford walked only one while striking out eight in improving his record to 4-10 for the season.  He also helped himself with a fifth-inning single, scoring the important second run on Rafael Ynoa's double.

Pederson's three-run homer in the first inning of the nightcap relaxed everybody, as the Lookouts piled up 10 hits in seven innings. Miguel Rojas had three, while Pederson added a double to his homer. Sean Burroughs got in the mix with a triple and two RBIs.

Santiago allowed only two singles while walking a pair and striking out three to improve to 4-12 for the season.

The teams continue their six-game series Tuesday night at 7:15.

Make Your Prep Football Picks: Week Six

Loading... (click for more)

Grace's Aruca Shines On Senior Night

Grace Academy hosted CSAS in a District 5-A match that was also senior night for the Lady Golden Eagles (16 –12, 8-2). Krissy Aruca, the lone senior for the Lady Golden Eagles, had a strong performance as Grace defeated the Patriots 25 – 5, 25 – 4, 25 – 10. Aruca collected 13 digs and 5 aces to spark the Lady Golden Eagles. Also contributing outstanding performances ... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

Leaders Lead On Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Expert Reasons Why To Vote

Early voting for the November election begins two weeks from today so please jump-start your plans that will assure your choices will be counted. In a fun-filled attempt to show what some of those who actually vote do during the rest of the day, I offer two examples of “those who live among us” from experts. The first are a series of questions from readers of “Dear Abby” who ask ... (click for more)