Huntsville Stars Wollop Lookouts Thursday, 11-6

Final Game Friday Precedes All-Star Break

Friday, June 13, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, AL ---The Huntsville Stars broke a 4-4 tie with the Chattanooga Lookouts late and ran away with an 11-5 win Thursday night at Joe Davis Stadium.

With the game tied at 4-4 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Stars sent ten batters to the plate to take the lead.

Nick Ramirez led off with a walk.  Two batters later Jason Rogers reached on an infield single.  Shawn Zarraga then gave the Stars a 5-4 lead on an rbi double to left field.

Hainley Statia was the next batter and he doubled down the left field line producing two runs.
  Kentrail Davis chipped in an rbi single giving the Stars an 8-4 lead.

The Stars blew the game open in the seventh.  Jason Rogers hit a solo homerun to left center.  It was Rogers sixth homerun of the season.  Statia then singled into left field and the ball was misplayed by LF Scott Scehbler which scored Zarraga.

Statia also scored on a sharp infield single by Shea Vucinich to first base.

The Stars took an early 2-0 lead against Chattanooga LHP Chris Reed(3-5).  Ramirez sent a two-run homer over the right field wall in the first inning to give the Stars an early lead.

Chattanooga then took a lead in the third inning.  With the Lookouts trailing 2-0, O'Koyea Dickson grounded out to shortstop scoring Darnell Sweeney making it 2-1.

Schebler then laced a double to right center field tying the game at 2-2.  The next batter Chris O'Brien singled into center giving the Lookouts a 3-2 advantage.

Chattanooga made it 4-2 in the fourth after a Noel Cuevas rbi single.

The Stars tied the game in the fourth on a pair of rbi singles by Rogers and Statia.

Tommy Toledo (3-0)earned the win out of the Stars bullpen by pitching a scoreless sixth inning.

Statia finished 3-4 with 3 rbi.  Rogers had a productive game as well going 3-4 with 2 rbi.

Reed, who took the loss for the Lookouts went 5.1 innings allowing seven hits on seven runs(six earned) with five strikeouts.

Tim Dillard earned his first save of the season for the Stars.  Dillard worked three innings out of the bullpen.  He allowed five hits on one run.

The Stars lead Chattanooga 3-0 in their five game series.  Game four will be played Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium.  RHP Drew Gagnon (4-2, 2.78) will start for the Stars.  Chattanooga will send RHP Matt Shelton (2-1, 2.89) to the mound.

 All-Star Game In Chattanooga: The 38th annual Southern League All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:15 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. This is the first time the Lookouts have hosted the event since 2004.

This year's midsummer classic is just the centerpiece of a two day event that also includes the Home Run Derby which will be held at Historic Engel Stadium on Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Prior to the Home Run Derby the Lookouts will also host a Fan Fest at Engel Stadium that will feature an autograph session from the North and South Division All-Stars.

Along with the All-Star Game, the team will hold a luncheon to recognize the All-Stars, coaches, managers and umpires. This special event will include a guest speaker and be open to the public. The luncheon will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and feature former NL MVP Maury Wills as the guest speaker. All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the RBI Program of Chattanooga. Tickets for this special event are $30 and for more information about the Luncheon please contact All-Star Game Coordinator Morgan Billups by email, or by phone at 423-267-2208. 


UTC Basketball Announces 2015-16 Staff

Chattanooga Mocs Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt McCall had an eventful few months since arriving on  April 13  in the Scenic City as the 19th hoops leader in program history. Part of that has been assembling a staff to keep the Mocs fortunes rising. “We’re very excited about our staff,” McCall stated. “We believe we not only have the right mix of energy and experience, ... (click for more)

Lookouts - Barons Wednesday Game Rained Out

The heavy rains in the area caused the cancellation of Wednesday night's game between Birmingham and Chattanooga at AT&T Field in downtown Chattanooga.  The game will be made up  Thursday  as part of a double header at  5:15 pm .  Both games will be seven innings and gates will open at  4:30 pm . (click for more)

Healy Says Bass Pro Shop At East Ridge To Get Underway Next Month, New Hotel, Restaurants Planned Nearby; Sewers Are An Issue

Commercial realtor John Healy said Thursday that construction is set to start next month on the Bass Pro Shop at Exit 1 in East Ridge. He said it is due to open next May. Mr. Healy also said Wolftever Development that is carrying out the project has also bought additional land near the Bass Pro Shop site at the entrance to Camp Jordan Park. He said one purchase is America's Best ... (click for more)

Work Set To Start In October On $28 Million Retail, Office, Apartment Development At The 700 Block of Market Street

An Atlanta developer said work will start in October on a $28 million retail, office and apartment complex in the long-vacant middle of the 700 block of Market Street. Boyd Simpson of the Simpson Company said the project was made possible because his firm also owns the adjacent SunTrust Tower and can use some of its excess parking for occupants of the new building. He said ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response (2)

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Never Disturb The Dead

I’ve got too many things in my life that scare me so I’ve always been real leery of “unnecessary fear.” A guy named Terry wanted to teach me how to catch a live rattlesnake one time but had a tough time telling me what exactly to do with the angry serpent when the time came to let it go. I have the same view of these paranormal societies where otherwise sane people go around looking ... (click for more)