Cuevas, Lookouts Drop Wahoos Friday, 7-3

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Noel Cuevas had a huge night for the Lookouts.
Noel Cuevas had a huge night for the Lookouts.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Outfielder Noel Cuevas hit two triples to lead the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 7-3 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in front of 6,195 fans on Agriculture Night at the ball park.  The win ensures the Lookouts' first series win since their series victory against Mobile (5/31-6/4) and was their fourth win in their last five games.

Darnell Sweeney went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.  He now has three hitting streaks of 13 games this season. 

The Lookouts' big night began with starting pitcher Andres Santiago who had a rock solid outing for Chattanooga.
The right-hander only allowed one run in five innings of work and struck out five batters. In the month of June, Santiago is 1-0 with a 2.18 ERA in five games (three starts).

Santiago wasn't just great on the mound, in the third inning the pitcher smacked a double that galvanized the team's offense.  After the pitcher's two-base hit, Darnell Sweeney drew a walk and Cuevas belted his first triple of the night to plate two runs.  Cuevas proceeded to score on a double by the red-hot Daniel Mayora who now has 32 hits in the month of June.

In the fifth inning Cuevas was yet again the main cog in the team's offense.  The speedy outfielder drew a walk with one out and then advanced to third on a single by Mayora.  He came around to score on a sacrifice fly by O'Koyea Dickson.

Pensacola managed to cut the Lookouts' team lead down to one in the seventh inning when they took advantage of two Lookouts' errors.  Chattanooga recouped their two runs after the seventh inning stretch on a passed ball and a RBI double by Dickson.  They added one more run in the eighth on Cuevas' second RBI triple of the night.

Saturday, the team looks to win their fourth game of the five game-series when they bring out Raydel Sanchez (1-4, 5.97) to face off against fellow righty Ben Lively (0-1, 7.36).

Tickets Sell Out In 1 Day For U.S. Women’s National Team Soccer Match At Finley Stadium

Tickets sold out in one day for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Costa Rica at Finley Stadium.  There will be over 20,000 fans in attendance on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. The match will be on ESPN2. Officials said it is just the fourth sellout in the history of the 18-year-old stadium. It sold out faster than the prior three sellouts. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Playing For Division Championship Saturday

The Chattanooga Football Club final home game will be played this Saturday.    With a 4-2 win over the Knoxville Force, Chattanooga controls its own destiny for a 1st place division finish when it faces off against that Nashville FC this Saturday, July 4 at Finley Stadium.  A win secures the division championship for the CFC with a home-field advantage for the ... (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: My Pre-Fourth Observations

I hate to do this, right on the heels of my monthly ‘Walk in the Garden,’ but I have more things on my desk that I dare not leave unnoticed before tomorrow’s Star-Spangled celebration. Foremost is the plea to anyone who shoots off firecrackers to please wear eye protection and ask watchers to stand back. Our eye doctors say firecracker-related injuries have doubled in the last three ... (click for more)