Lookouts Drop Series Finale To Mobile, 9-4.

Chattanooga Ends First-Half Play at Mississippi and Huntsville

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hot hitting Noel Cuevas hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning.
Hot hitting Noel Cuevas hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Mobile BayBears, Southern League South Division leaders, finished off their series with Chattanooga with a 9-4 win Wednesday afternoon.

Mobile wasted little time getting rolling with three runs in the first and third innings off starting pitcher Raydel Sanchez. The Lookouts fought back but fell far short.

BayBears' outfielder Tom Belza sparked the team's offense in the first inning with a lead-off double.  Mobile compiled three more hits in the inning off of Lookouts' starter Raydel Sanchez (0-4, 9.13) to take the three-run lead.  Mobile's offense continued to pile on the runs in the third inning on home runs by Jake Lamb and Dustin Martin.  
 
In the hole by six runs, Chattanooga started to scrape away at the daunting deficit.  Darnell Sweeney led off the bottom of the third with a lead-off walk and was then driven home on a double Ryan Adams. The double was Adams first of three doubles on the afternoon.  He is now batting .307 with 10 doubles on the season.  
 
Chattanooga was able to cut the lead down to four in the bottom  of the fifth on a RBI single by Daniel Mayora. The Lookouts' pitching staff was able to keep the BayBears off the board until the 8th inning.  Former starting pitcher Garrett Gould relieved Sanchez in the fourth and delivered four solid innings of shutout baseball in relief.  
 
After Gould left the game, Mobile added one more run in the top of the eighth and two more in the ninth to put the game out of reach for the Lookouts.  Chattanooga did manage to score two more runs in the eighth on a home run by Noel Cuevas, but couldn't finish their comeback.

Box

Recap 

Wednesday's game marked the team's last home series of the first half.  The team will return to Chattanooga on June 24 when they face Pensacola for the first time at home.  Thursday the team goes on the road to Mississippi to face one of Atlanta's top pitching prospects, Jason Hursh, and the Braves.  Matching up against Hursh will be righty Nick Struck.  
 
Note:  Today the Lookouts and BayBears combined to hit 10 doubles which is three shy of the Southern League record...Ryan Adams hit three of the Lookouts' doubles which ties the team's record for most doubles in a game...It was  also one shy of tying the Southern League's single game record.

One of the top prospects for the Diamondbacks, third baseman Jake Lamb slammed a two-run homer over the right field fence.
One of the top prospects for the Diamondbacks, third baseman Jake Lamb slammed a two-run homer over the right field fence.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Walker Valley Wrestlers Thump McMinn Co.

The Walker Valley Mustangs recorded four pins to go along with eight forfeits as they defeated the McMinn County Cherokees at Walker Valley Friday. Ethan West, Robert Varner, Mikel Gregory and Mason Bales all won with pins for the Mustangs while Gage Bogges had the only pin for the Cherokees.  Clinton Varnadore also picked up a major decision at 285 for McMinn Co. while ... (click for more)

Tennessee Xtreme Girls Basketball Hosts Tryouts Jan. 29

Tennessee Xtreme Girls Basketball will be hosting tryouts on  Sunday, Jan. 29,  at Shepherd Hills Center, 2124 Shepherd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Grades 3, 4, and 5 begin at  3 p.m.  and grades 6, 7, and 8 start at  5 p.m. Visit  www.tnxtreme.com  for more information. (click for more)

School Board Votes To Issue RFPs For Private School Bus Service; Allows Independent Drivers To Add 20 Routes

The Hamilton County School Board voted unanimously to issue a Request-for-Proposals (RFP) to private bus companies at a special-called session early  Saturday  afternoon.   The vote came at the end of a two-day strategy session where the school board has confronted a list of challenges but the busing question, spurred by the tragic bus wreck in November ... (click for more)

3 People Shot Early Saturday Morning On East 3rd Street

Three people were shot on East 3rd Street early Saturday morning. They were identified as Countess Clemons, 24, Kezia Jackson, 23, and Dutchess Lykes, 26.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 2:40 a.m. to a person(s) shot call at a local hospital. All three victims were transported to the hospital via a personally-owned vehicle.   All three ... (click for more)

A Light Rain Began To Fall - And Response (2)

Around noon Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the most powerful nation on Earth after a long and sometimes bitter campaign where 17 GOP candidates of his own party and two of the opposing party competed for the honor.   Thousands rejoiced in the Washington D.C. streets while policemen who had come along with national guardsmen pushed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Lady Remembers Rex

Kevin Roden sits on the City Council in Denton, Texas (think the Dallas-Fort Worth airport area in the northeastern part of the state) and he is gearing up to run for a third term this spring. He’s already got his website up and, while the election isn’t until April, he writes on his blog every now and then. Last month he let his wife take a turn at it, which brings us to yesterday’s ... (click for more)