BayBears Take Fourth Straight Over Lookouts, 8-1

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Erisbel Arruebarrena hit his first homer of the year.
Erisbel Arruebarrena hit his first homer of the year.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
MOBILE, Alabama -  Mobile's 8-1 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts at Hank Aaron Stadium was the BayBears' eighth win in a row. The longest winning streak in team history lasted nine games in 2009.

The BayBears (27-16) scored their eight runs on four hits. The Lookouts (16-27) had six hits. All four of Mobile's hits went for extra bases, with three of them coming in the BayBears' five-run second inning.

Chattanooga's pitchers walked nine BayBears, and Jake Lamb and Dustin Martin were on with the first of those free passes in the second when Raywilly Gomez hammered a double over the head of center fielder Noel Cuevas to plate the game's first two runs.

Mike Freeman followed by belting the ball over the clubhouse behind the right-field fence for another two runs. After Chattanooga starter Andres Santiago (0-3) retired Mobile pitcher Andrew Chafin, Sean Jamieson sent the kids scurrying on BayBear Mountain by homering over the left-field fence.

Mobile's David Peralta led off the bottom of the third with a triple off the left-center fence and scored when Dustin Martin beat out a potential double-play ball at first.

Chafin (4-1) gave up a home run to the Lookouts' second batter, Erisbel Arruebarrena, and Daniel Mayora followed with a double. But Chafin gave up only three more hits as he pitched seven innings. Of his final 20 outs, Chafin got seven on strikeouts and four on foul popups.

Mobile relievers Willy Paredes and Seth Simmons pitched a scoreless inning apiece to finish the game.

Mobile's final two runs came without a hit. In the fourth, Freeman was hit by a pitch, stole second, was bunted to third and scored on Gerson Montilla's flyout. In the fifth, Chattanooga reliever Craig Stem walked the bases loaded before being lifted, and Jon Griffin scored on Gomez's groundout.

Mobile's winning streak was preceded by a five-game losing streak.

The BayBears go for a sweep of the five-game series at 12:35 a.m. Monday.

--- Source: Al.com


Mocs Advance Three Singles, Two Doubles To USC Upstate Tennis Finals

The Chattanooga Mocs continued its strong play at the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., today.  Three advanced to Sunday’s main draw finals in singles action, while two UTC tandems are in main draw championships in doubles. It will be an all-Chattanooga final in the Green singles draw tomorrow.  Junior Kayla Jones, the top seed in the bracket, cruised ... (click for more)

Covenant Volleyball Splits At Oglethorpe

After a tough loss to Maryville on Friday night, the Covenant volleyball team was back in action on Saturday afternoon at Oglethorpe University for a tri-match. The Lady Scots fell in five sets to unbeaten Millsaps in the day's first match before sweeping host Oglethorpe in the second match. With the split, Covenant goes to 10-6 overall on the season. In the first match, ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Okay … here we go. A number of readers have complained that I haven’t shared any jokes that my friends send to my email address so on a weekend when our Volunteers and Mocs are idle, let’s laugh a little:   I was sitting in a bar one afternoon with an old friend knocking back a few beers when he said, "You know, if we're not careful we'll end up like those two old drunks ... (click for more)