South Wins Southern League All-Star Game, 6-4

Large Turnout At AT&T Field Tuesday Night

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lookouts' Scott Schebler blasted a long solo home run.
Lookouts' Scott Schebler blasted a long solo home run.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The South All-Star Team scored two runs in the third and two runs in the fourth on their way to a 6-4 victory over the North All-Star Team in the 2014 Southern League All-Star Game in front of 4,487 fans at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Game Recap

The game began quietly with South All-Stars Williams Perez and Michael Lorenzen, and North All-Stars Tyler Cravy and Drew Gagnon throwing one shutout inning each.  South All-Star Mycal Jones energized the crowd with a solo-home run to snatch a one run lead.  After Jones’ blast, Home Run Derby participants, Ryan Brett and Jake Lamb hit back-to-back singles.   With two outs in the top of the third designated hitter Rey Navarro singled home Lamb for the team’s second run.

In the fourth the South’s bats continued to heat up.   Mississippi Braves infielder Elmer Reyes struck out to start the inning, but Taylor Motter singled and Luke Maile doubled to put two runners on for the Jacksonville Suns’ Brady Shoemaker.  The Suns’ outfielder smacked a two-run double to increase the South’s lead to four.

The North tacked on their first run of the day in the bottom of that inning on a RBI single by Josh Richmond that plated DH Jason Rogers.

The game settled down in the fifth inning as both teams put zeros on the board, but ramped back up in the sixth.  On the first pitch of the inning, Motter launched a home run down the left-field line to take back the four-run lead for the South.

Part of the huge crowd that enjoyed the All-Star game.

Down four runs, Chattanooga Lookouts’ outfielder Scott Schebler scorched a 447 foot home run in front of his home crowd to bring the North All-Stars within three.

With the game winding down, the South’s offense kept its momentum going.  Huntsville Stars’ pitcher David Goforth walked Mycal Jones, who proceeded to steal second base and score on a single by Mobile BayBears’ infielder Shawn Jamieson.

The game seemed decided heading into the ninth inning, but Ketel Marte kept things interesting with a single to left field.  After two outs, the North’s last chance rested in the hands of the host team’s own O’Koyea Dickson.  Dickson managed to keep hope alive for the North with a first pitch two-run dinger.  Catcher Shawn Zarraga followed up Dickson’s home run with a single and then reached second on a wild pitch by the Mississippi Braves’ James Hoyt.  The game finally ended at the 3:10 mark when Schebler grounded out to Jon Griffin.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ pitcher Michael Lorenzen recorded the win with one shutout inning and Birmingham Barons pitcher Cody Winiarsky took the loss. 


After an off day tomorrow the second half of the Southern League season begins on Thursday. The Lookouts open with a five-game set at Pensacola.


Taylor Motter, who was 3-for-3 including a sixth-inning home run, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
Taylor Motter, who was 3-for-3 including a sixth-inning home run, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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