M-Braves Dominate Lookouts Wednesday, 9-3

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Williams Perez kept the Lookouts scoreless over six innings.
Williams Perez kept the Lookouts scoreless over six innings.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

With strong arms on the mound and a red-hot offense, the Mississippi Braves (25-20) took the first game of five against the Chattanooga Lookouts (17-28) by a score of 9-3.

Pitching on his 23rd birthday, M-Braves starter Williams Perez held the Braves scoreless over six innings, yielding just two hits.

Coming into the game, the Braves had gone 13-5 in the month of May, including winning four of their last five games in a home series against the Tennessee Smokies. They didn't show any signs of slowing down, amassing nine runs on 14 hits against the Lookouts'  pitching staff.

Chattanooga found themselves down 6-0 early and gave up one more run in the fifth and two more in the sixth.  The Lookouts' offense began to show signs of life in the eighth inning,  when  Ryan Adams and Jeremy Hazelbaker hit back-to-back singles with one out. O'Koyea Dickson was  then  hit by a pitch to load the bases, allowing Scott Schebler to extend his team-leading RBI total to 25 on a fielder's choice.

They saved the best for last, as the ninth inning was led off with three consecutive singles by Daniel Mayora, Noel Cuevas, and pinch hitter J.C. Boscan. Darnell Sweeney added a sacrifice fly to right, giving the Lookouts their third and final run of the evening.

The eighth inning hit for Adams was his second of the night, giving him his first multi-hit game of the year, in only his second start since the beginning of May.

Thursday night's game features Tyson Brummett (3-3, 1.28), who has been dominating opposing hitters all season, facing the Braves' Aaron Northcraft (4-2, 2.70).

Notes: Lookouts '  pitchers combined to strike out 10 Braves on the night, bringing their total to 353 on the season, good for fourth best in the Southern League....The Dodgers called up Lookouts shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena. Known mostly for his great defensive play, he has been on a roll at the plate recently. Arruebarrena recorded a hit in six of his last seven games, hitting .379 during that stretch. He also hit his first career Minor League home run on 5/18 against the Mobile BayBears.
Jeremy Hazelbaker makes a great running catch.
Jeremy Hazelbaker makes a great running catch.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Major League Baseball Announces Post-Season Schedule

Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday, Oct.25, in an AL city to be determined. While the 10 participants and eventual ... (click for more)

Lookouts Hold On For 9-6 Win Over Jacksonville Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Suns trimmed a 6-1, seventh-inning deficit to 6-5, and later 7-6, but the Chattanooga Lookouts held on for a 9-6 win in front of 2,751 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Monday night.  Stephen Gonsalves hurled six innings, giving up just a run,while picking up his seventh win. The Lookouts should always feel pretty confident ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Orders Walker County To Pay Erlanger $8,705,000, Plus Interest; Question Of Attorney Fees And Expenses To Go To Jury

Federal Judge Harold Murphy, in a 63-page ruling handed down Tuesday, ordered Walker County, Ga., to pay the Erlanger Health System $8,705,000, plus interest, on the Hutcheson Hospital debt. Judge Murphy, of Rome, Ga., said the question of attorney fees and expenses owed Erlanger by Walker County should be decided by a jury trial. Walker County and Catoosa County earlier agreed ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Problems With The Proposed Apartments In Lookout Valley

I am deeply troubled at the way in which this proposal has been handled. The blatant disregard for the residents of Kelly's Ferry Road and the wishes of the Lookout Valley Area Plan (which was adopted by the city in 2003) by Chip Henderson and Tommy Austin amazes me. Yes, there was a meeting of the Lookout Valley Neighborhood association in August, but it wasn't on its normal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah & The Bullies

During the week of Christmas I got an email from a longtime friend at the Knoxville News-Sentinel that laughingly wondered what kind of basketball do you people play (in Chattanooga?) It included sketchy details of the rape, and subsequent surgery, of an Ooltewah High School basketball player who had been assaulted by his own teammates at a Gatlinburg holiday tournament. Today ... (click for more)