Lookouts Rally For 4-3 Win Over Pensacola

Chattanooga Has Three-Game Winning Streak

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
O'Keyoa Dickson - Wednesday's hitting hero for the Lookouts.
O'Keyoa Dickson - Wednesday's hitting hero for the Lookouts.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Going into the bottom of the ninth, Chattanooga trailed the Wahoos by a run. Not only did they tie the game but O'Koyea Dickson's base hit gave the Lookouts a 4-3 win in Wednesday's matinee contest at AT&T Field.

Game Recap

The win gives the Lookouts a record of 4-3 for the first half, which is the first time this season the team has been above .500. 

Down one run heading into the ninth inning the Lookouts’ rally began when Blue Wahoos'  pitcher Elvin Ramirez walked outfielder Casio Grider.  The next batter, Darnell Sweeney, laced a single to right field to move Grider to third base.  With two runners on and no outs, catcher Alberto Rosario pinch-hit for pitcher Robert Carson and hit an RBI single to knot the game at two and send Sweeney to second.  After a Daniel Mayora fly ball moved Sweeney over to third, Dickson came to the plate and drove home the winning run.  

Sweeney finished the night with two hits to give him a Southern League leading 90 hits and a batting average of .319. 

The Lookouts found themselves in need of a walk-off victory when Juan Duran broke a two-run tie in the 8th inning with a solo home run.  The Lookouts two runs came earlier in the game on a Mayora RBI single in the first and a Brian Cavazos-Galvez single in the fourth. 

Reliever Robert Carson captured the win in relief -- his first win in a Lookouts' uniform.

Starting pitcher Matt Shelton kept Chattanooga in the game by only allowing two earned runs in 5.1 innings.  Shelton’s outing was his longest of the year and  he  now has an ERA of 3.62 in 16 games (five starts). 

Box

Thursday, the Lookouts will look to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games when lefty Chris Reed  (4-5, 3.00)  takes the mound against fellow All-Star Michael Lorenzen  (4-4, 2.61) .  First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.

Note: Scott Schebler hit his league leading eighth triple of the year.

Darnell Sweeney has an 11- game hitting streak.
Darnell Sweeney has an 11- game hitting streak.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Covenant Men Cross Country Picked 1st In Conference; Lady Scots Picked 2nd

Covenant College, under the direction of Head Coach Katie Stanford, in her fourth season, was picked in the USA South Athletic Conference preseason coaches' poll to capture the men's cross country title in 2014. The Scots earned their first USA South title at last year's championship meet. Covenant received four of eighth first place votes to go along with 46 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Roller Girls Look To Close Out 2014 Season At Home Undefeated

The Chattanooga Roller Girls (CRG) will host The Mississippi Rollergirls in their final bout of the season on Saturday, at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center at 7 p.m. CRG is currently undefeated at home for the 2014 season and is hoping for a record crowd on Saturday night. They will be offering a $2 discount at the door for fans wearing Southern Brewer Festival wristbands. ... (click for more)

Severe Storms With Possibility Of Tornadoes Moving North Of Chattanooga

Severe storms with the possibility of tornadoes were moving north of Chattanooga on Wednesday night. The affected area included the northern tip of Hamilton County as well as Marion, Sequatchie, Meigs and Bradley counties. Here is the latest warning: ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM EDT/515 PM CDT/ FOR MARION...SOUTHWESTERN MCMINN...SOUTHERN ... (click for more)

Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike. Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House?

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chief Delmore: ‘You Blew It!”

Far more than 50,000 people, most police officers and law enforcement authorities, have gone to a website, “LawOfficer.com” to read a scathing letter that first appeared on Sunday. Veteran lawman Ed Delmore, who became the Police Chief in Gulf Shores, Ala., after a brilliant career as the “Top Cop” in St. Louis (which he still loves), has written what was entitled, “An Open Letter ... (click for more)