In a back-and-forth affair at AT&T
Field, the Chattanooga Lookouts (22-34)
posted a 7-6 win against the Mobile BayBears (33-22), sending the home crowd of 4,254 away
smiling as they watched Scott Schebler hit a game-winning home
run over the right field fence in the bottom of the ninth inning.
It was only about 15 minutes into the
game when the scoreboard lit up with the first Lookouts' runs of the game. A two-out single by Daniel
Mayora and a walk to Schebler loaded the bases and extended the bottom of the
first inning, bringing up Brian Cavazos-Galvez.
The new everyday starter in right field, since Jeremy Hazelbaker was called up to Triple-A Albuquerque, took advantage of a pitch over the plate and
served it up to left field, plating Ryan Adams and Mayora.
When the third inning rolled around, it
was Cavazos-Galvez who loaded the bases on the third single of the inning.
O’Koyea Dickson and Schebler hit the first two and Noel Cuevas lined one into
right to score Dickson. With the pitcher’s spot up, Nick Struck helped out his
own cause by hitting one over the third baseman’s head and just fair down the
left field line to score two more. That was all the offense could muster in the
inning, but bringing eight to the plate and lengthening the lead to 5-0 is
nothing to scoff at.
The BayBears batted all the way through
their lineup in the fifth inning, scoring five runs in the inning and seizing a 6-5 lead. After last night's come from behind victory
the Lookouts knew they were not down and out. Dickson led off the seventh
inning with a double and Chris O’Brien
knocked him home with his second straight
single to tie the game at
was tied up going into the bottom of the ninth, with it beginning to look
more and more like it was going to extra-innings, but Nutrition World Player of the
Game Scott Schebler took that notion away. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, he thumped a
baseball 368 feet over the right field pavilion, giving the Lookouts the series opening
Sunday Afternoon will feature Tyson
Brummett (4-4, 1.79), who boasts the second lowest ERA out of all starting
pitchers in the Southern League. Brummett will be facing BayBears RHP Bradin
Hagens (3-2, 2.66) who beat the Lookouts when he faced the team in Mobile on May
15th. It’s also SunTrust Sunday, where you’re encouraged to bring non-perishable
food items to donate to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. While you’re carrying
those cans, bring your glove along as well so you can play catch on the field
after the game.
Notes: Darnell Sweeney went 1-for-5 in the game, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. He’s 21-67 (.313) in
those games. Ryan Adams is on a hot streak of his own as well, recording a hit
in 12 of his last 13 games. In the past 10, he’s hitting .463 (19-for-41) with
11 runs scored.