BayBears Hold On For 4-3 Win Over Lookouts

Saturday, May 17, 2014
MOBILE, Alabama - With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Chattanooga's Jeremy Hazelbaker on second after a double and Mobile holding a one-run lead, Lookouts' cleanup hitter O'Koyea Dickson skipped the ball down the third-base line. But instead becoming a game-tying single into left field, the ball struck third base and bounced high into the air. Mobile third baseman Jake Lamb gathered it in, and Hazelbaker had to stop at third.

Mobile reliever Jake Barrett then retired Brian Cavazos-Galvez on a foul popup to clinch the BayBears' 4-3 victory.

David Peralta's third hit of the game delivered the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning for Mobile. The Lookouts had rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the top of the eighth, and the BayBears had sent the minimum of 18 batters to the plate in the previous six innings.

Chattanooga starting pitcher Tyler Brummett had not given up an earned run in three road games this season entering the Southern League contest at Hank Aaron Stadium. The Mobile BayBears needed two batters to score the first one.

The first four Mobile batters of the game got hits off Brummett, and the first three scored. Belza opened the bottom of the first with a triple down the right-field line. He scored on Montilla's infield hit. Peralta followed with a single to right before Dustin Martin doubled off the right-field wall to plate the second run. Chattanooga third baseman Ozzie Martinez made a diving stop of Daniel Bowman's hot grounder, jumped up and tried to throw Peralta out at the plate. But his throw hit Peralta square in the back and bounced away as he scored the third run.

Brummett lasted five more innings after his rocky first and faced the minimum of 15 batters thanks to three double plays.

Mobile starter A.J. Schugel blanked the Lookouts for 6.1 innings, even though Chattanooga got three hits in the first inning and advanced runners to third in three of the first four frames.

Darnell Sweeney led off the game with a single to right, Erisbel Arruebarrena reached on an infield hit and Hazelbaker beat out a bunt to load the bases. Schugel then struck out Dickson and Cavazos-Galvez and got Chris O'Brien to fly out.

The Lookouts got back in the game in the eighth off reliever Jimmie Sherfy, who walked Hazelbaker and hit Dickson to start the inning. O'Brien doubled off the left-field fence to cut Mobile's lead to 3-2. With two outs, Noel Cuevas' hard hit glanced off Sherfy on its way to center field to tie the game.

At 25-16, the BayBears hold a three-game lead over Missisippi and Montgomery in the South Division. At 16-25, the Lookouts are tied with Birmingham for the bottom spot in the North Division.

McCallie Beats Ensworth in a Shootout, 42-35

Oh wouldn't the late McCallie football coach Pete Potter liked to have had a Javaughn Craig and a Rico Dozier on one of his Blue Tornado teams. On a night when McCallie named the home turf at Spears Stadium, Pete Potter Field, McCallie's Craig and Dozier combined for five touchdowns as the Blue Tornado came from behind twice to post a 42-35 win against visiting Ensworth on a ... (click for more)

Mocs Soccer Drops 3-0 Match To UNCG

 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to UNCG on a rain-soaked Friday night at Finley Stadium. The Mocs are 3-9-2 overall and 1-3-1 against the Southern Conference while the Spartans improve to 5-7-3 on the year and 3-1-1 in league play.   UNCG scored twice in the first half and then grabbed its third goal of the game in the second ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)