Lookouts Score Late To Topple Generals Sunday, 5-3

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Daniel Mayora
Daniel Mayora
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Chattanooga plated three runners in the bottom of the eighth, enough for a come from behind win over Jackson, 5-3. The key stroke was Daniel Mayora's two-run homer.

With the game tied at three in the eighth inning, Chattanooga Lookouts (2-2) infielder Mayora stepped up to the plate and launched a two-run home run to spur the Lookouts to a 5-3 win over the Jackson Generals (2-2) and tie the series up at two games apiece. 
 
Before Mayora's decisive play, the Lookouts found themselves down three runs heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.
  The Lookouts offense finally got into gear when O'Koyea Dickson blasted a home run to left field on a 2-1 pitch off of Jackson starting pitcher Victor Sanchez.  After the home run, Sanches, the 19-year old righty, surrendered a triple to outfielder Scott Schebler.  The three-bagger was the first of the season for Schebler and the first of the year for any Lookouts' player. 
 
With Schebler on third, Ozzie Martinez hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the team's second run of the inning.  After the fifth, Lookouts reliever Mike Thomas replaced starter Andres Santiago, who allowed two runs in five innings, and delivered a stellar performance out of the bullpen.  Thomas combined with Hector Nelo (W, 1-0) and Pedro Baez (S, 1)  to throw four straight shutout innings.
 
The strong effort by the bullpen kept the game in striking distance for the Lookouts heading into the fateful eighth inning.  Before Mayora's game winning home run, Jeremy Hazelbaker smacked the team's second triple of the game to drive in Noel Cuevas who reached on a walk by the rehabbing Stephen Pryor (L, 0-1). 
 
Mayora's heroics gives the Lookouts their second win of the season and turns tomorrow into the rubber match of the five game series against the Jackson Generals.  RHP Garrett Gould will take the mound for the Lookouts and face off against RHP Jordan Pries at 7:15 p.m. on College Fair Night.  



The Lookouts and Generals conclude their season-opening series Monday night at 7:15 p.m.

Jeremy Hazelbaker is tagged out at second base.
Jeremy Hazelbaker is tagged out at second base.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt


Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats Break Through At Crown

It took a little longer than expected, but that elusive first win of the 2017 season finally arrived for the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats this past  Friday  (Oct. 13) as they picked up a hard-fought 25-21, 25-23, 25-23 victory at The Crown College in Powell, Tenn.  Jamese Miller and Anna Schorle paced the offense with five kills apiece. Miller also had ... (click for more)

Prep Soccer Post Season Schedules

Division II Class A MONDAY Region Consolation at CCS Notre Dame vs Grace Christian 4:30 p.m.  Region Championship at CCS CCS vs CAK 6:30 p.m. Class AA SATURDAY State tournament first round: GPS at Brentwood Academy Hutchison at Baylor Division I Class A TUESDAY Region Semifinals: Community at Signal Mountain 7 p.m. ... (click for more)

Ooltewah High's Robin Copp Is State Principal Of The Year

Ooltewah High School principal Robin Copp has been named Tennessee’s 2017-18 Principal of the Year.   Officials said of the second-year principal, "No matter the grade level, she believes in creating student-centered schools, which are first and foremost focused on teaching and learning. To support this model, Copp has instituted a professional learning framework ... (click for more)

City Has Apparently Found Buyer For Chattanoogan Hotel

The city of Chattanooga has apparently found a buyer for the Chattanoogan hotel on Broad Street. A city board will meet next Monday to consider several resolutions. One item before the Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is approving the hiring of the Husch Blackwell law firm "as special counsel in connection with the preparation of a sale and purchase agreement ... (click for more)

Congress Needs To Get Down To Business And The News Media Report Facts

"Pettiness" seems to be the driver of the news continuing into its third week.  When will it stop? I want to make it clear to my friends, this country and abroad, that I have called the President much worse words than "moron" to my best friend, so much worse that I am sure they would not be printed by AOL in the interest of acceptability.  I make no apologies. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT A 34-Point ‘Dog

I can’t remember a time in my life when a University of Tennessee football team has been a five touchdown underdog and this comes at a time when my primary-care physician tells me, “Let’s face it … you are old.” That said, even when I look at myself naked in the bathroom mirror I ain’t as ugly as what I fear will happen in Tuscaloosa this coming Saturday. I can remember the Tide ... (click for more)