Lookouts Score Late To Topple BayBears Tuesday, 4-2

Noel Cuevas Gets Big Hit

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Darnell Sweeney throws on to first in an attempted double-play
Darnell Sweeney throws on to first in an attempted double-play
- photo by Tim Evearitt
A late two-out rally, capped off by a Noel Cuevas two-run  triple,  gives the Chattanooga Lookouts (24-35)  the 4-2 victory and clinches a series win versus the Mobile BayBears (34-24) in their last home series before the All-Star Break.

Matt Shelton got  his first start  of the season tonight  for the Lookouts.  His last start came as a part of the Lancaster JetHawks on August 31, 2013. Shelton made the most of his time on the mound, throwing 56 pitches in three innings, but only allowing one hit. An unearned run did come across the plate on a throwing error by Darnell Sweeney in his final inning of work.

It only took until the next inning to get that run back, as Scott Schebler, who has been absolutely crushing the ball in this series, worked his way into getting a lead-off walk. Chris O’Brien sliced a ball down the left field line, that bounced fair before going over the side-wall for a ground rule double, advancing Schebler to third. At that point, all that was needed was a groundout to shortstop by Cuevas to bring Schebler home and tie the game at one run apiece. 

Both pitching staffs did a fantastic job of shutting down  the  offenses  for most of the game. It took until the eighth inning for the one run tie to be broken  when Garrett Weber of the BayBears  drove in a run on a groundout. When the bottom of the inning rolled around, the scoring started  on another leadoff walk, this time by Ryan Adams. Two outs later, the rally began in earnest when Schebler singled Adams home. O’Brien joined in the fun by hitting one back up the middle and the inning was capped off by Nutrition World Player of the Game Noel Cuevas smashing a ball into the right field corner for a triple, bringing the two winning runs across the plate.

Box 


Wednesday is a day game, but it’s the last chance to see the Lookouts before the Home Run Derby  (6/16)  and All-Star Game  (6/17) . Raydel Sanchez (0-3, 7.78) will look to get his first win of the year against Justin Fitzgerald (3-0, 4.37), who hasn’t lost yet this season.

Notes: Noel Cuevas has been on fire at home the last few weeks. He has gotten a hit in every home game since May 12th, and has gone 15-for-41 (.366) with 10 runs scored and nine RBIs at home in that time frame.

Scott Schebler makes an over the shoulder catch in left field.
Scott Schebler makes an over the shoulder catch in left field.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

This Day In Baseball History, May 27.

1941  Play is halted in the seventh inning of Braves-Giants game at the Polo Grounds so the crowd of 17,009 and players can listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's radio address over the stadium's P.A. system. After FDR announces the Proclamation of an Unlimited National Emergency, the tied 1-1 contest is resumed after a 45-minute delay. 1951  A large ad appears ... (click for more)

Gulf South Conference Honors 40 Lee Athletes

BIRMINGHAM, AL —The Gulf South Conference recently announced its 2015 FireSeeds Spring Sports Honor Roll. Lee had a grand total of 40 athletes listed on the honor roll, representing baseball (9), Men’s Golf (4), Women’s Golf (4), Softball (10), Men’s Tennis (4), and Women’s Tennis (9).  Baseball Grayson Bailey, Senior, Business Management, 3.71 Kyle ... (click for more)

Corker Hails Study That Says VW Expansion Could Add 9,800 Tennessee Jobs

Senator Bob Corker on Wednesday said a University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) study on the impact the expansion of Volkswagen Chattanooga’s manufacturing facility will have on the economy in Tennessee shows the development is paying off for Chattanooga. According to the study, the expansion could add 9,800 full-time jobs to the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is It Ever Worth It?

There is a better-than-average chance General John Kelly could soon be named as the new Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He’s one of four men who have been mentioned in prudent fashion to follow General Joseph Dunford (remember that name for a few minutes) as head of the Corps. General Dunford, who held the job less than a year, has just been chosen by President Obama ... (click for more)