BayBears Wait For A Winner Of Southern League North Division To Play In Finals

Mobile Aims For Third Straight Title

Monday, September 9, 2013
Neil Ramirez will start for the Smokies in the series finale.
Neil Ramirez will start for the Smokies in the series finale.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Mobile BayBears scored nine runs in the third inning and routed the Mississippi Braves, 15-0, on Sunday night at Hank Aaron Stadium to win the South Division finals in four games.

The only Southern League team to win three titles in a row was Montgomery, which did it from 1975-77. Mobile can match that feat by defeating the North Division champion -- either Birmingham or Tennessee.

The offensive explosion was the highest run total of the season for the BayBears, who totaled 16 hits, while Mississippi suffered the most lopsided loss in franchise history.

Mobile will host the first two games in the best-of-5 Championship Series on Wednesday and Thursday at Hank Aaron Stadium, where they have won 11 of their last 13 games and were 43-27 during the regular season.

Montgomery vs. Tennessee series even at 2-2


For the second night, the Smokies found themselves in a must-win situation and continued their North Division Championship Series comeback with a 10-7 win over the Barons in Game Four, Sunday afternoon at Smokies Park. The win evens the best-of-five series at two games apiece and forces a series-deciding Game Five on Monday night at Smokies Park.

The fifth and deciding game of the series is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Monday night at Smokies Park. The Smokies will send RHP Neil Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) to the mound to face off against RHP Myles Jaye (0-1, 17.18).

----- Source: MiLB.com

The Smokies' Javier Baez hit 37 homers at two levels during the 2013 season.
The Smokies' Javier Baez hit 37 homers at two levels during the 2013 season.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Lookouts Playoff Hopes Dim With 6-3 Loss Wednesday To Mississippi

The Chattanooga Lookouts dropped their regular season home finale to the Mississippi Braves, 6-2, Wednesday afternoon. Chattanooga is now 3 1/2 games back of the Montgomery Biscuits for the top spot in the North Division with five games left to play. The loss was the Lookouts 64th of the season and the team finishes the regular season with a home record of 39-31. The M-Braves ... (click for more)

Lee Cross-Country Team Ranked 24th In National Poll

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its preseason poll and for the first time in the program’s history the Lee University men’s cross country team was ranked in the top 25 of the NCAA Division II poll. The Flames collected 21 points to land at the No. 24 spot after finishing the 2015 season at 26th. Defending champion Colorado ... (click for more)

Avocet Hospitality Group Acquires The Read House; Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation Planned For The Historic Chattanooga Property

Historic Read House Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of Avocet Hospitality Group (AHG), on Wednesday announced the acquisition of The Read House in downtown Chattanooga. The seller, Read House Investors, LP , has owned the property since 1994 and entered a sale agreement with AHG in May. Hodges Ward Elliott represented and advised the seller in the transaction. The 242-room ... (click for more)

Judge Says Dyer, Brennan Can Obtain Loans From Friends And Families After Affidavits Are Filed

Federal Judge Travis McDonough ruled Wednesday that two Chattanooga men who were charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with defrauding a large number of investors can obtain loans from friends and family to pay attorneys and for living expenses. However, he said details of the loans must be spelled out in affidavits that he and the SEC must approve. The loans to Doug ... (click for more)

Colin Kaepernick Is The Epitome Of American Patriotism - And Response (2)

As the mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and former wife of present active duty and veterans several times over, it isn't the patriotism of NFL player Colin Kaepernick I question, but the patriotism of those who are attacking him. Kaepernick is the epitome of all things this country is suppose to stand for and challenge. If he's attacked for taking a stand then everything this ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My September Garden

I am told it takes a mighty oak tree somewhere between 20 and 35 years before it produces acorns, this based on the species of the oak. But as I walk through my September Garden in my monthly custom, I do indeed believe that a mature oak can rain down as many as 90,000 acorns a year. I’ve already got enough for every squirrel between here and the Mississippi River. My friends ... (click for more)