Mississippi Stomps Lookouts Sunday, 14-1

Monday, June 09, 2014
Cedric Hunter went 3-for-5 with 5 RBI,
Cedric Hunter went 3-for-5 with 5 RBI,
- photo by Tim Evearitt
PEARL, MS --  The Mississippi Braves took a combined no hitter into the seventh before giving up a one-out single en route to a 14-1 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts. Cedric Hunter went 3-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored to lead the M-Braves offensively.

Mississippi (37-26) scored 14 runs on 11 hits while Chattanooga (25-39) plated one unearned run on four hits, three of those coming in the ninth inning. Gustavo Nunez and Seth Loman had two hits apiece. Mitch Atkins (1-0) tossed six hitless innings, giving up just one walk. He struck out seven batters and notched the win.

The M-Braves took a 1-0 lead in the third. Barrett Kleinknecht was hit by a pitch and stole second. An Atkins sacrifice bunt moved Kleinknecht to third to set up Nunez's RBI-single to right field.

Loman doubled and Kyle Kubitza was intentionally walked to start the fourth. A ground out moved runners up to second and third. Kleinknecht then drilled a two-run single to right field, extending the M-Braves lead to 3-0. Nunez reached on an error, allowing Kleinknecht to score and make it a 4-0 game. With the bases loaded, Hunter ripped a triple to right. Loman then singled to give the Braves an 8-0 advantage.

Hunter blasted a home run off the roof of the Farm Bureau Grill in right field to extend the Braves lead to 9-0 in the bottom of the sixth.

The M-Braves added three runs in the eighth. Nunez and Derrick Mitchell singled to start the frame. Hunter then doubled to right, plating Nunez. Loman reached on an error, allowing both runners to score and give the Braves a 12-0 lead. The Braves added two more before the inning ended to make it 14-0.

Chattanooga added one run on three hits and a sacrifice fly in the ninth to make it a 14-1 contest.

Matt Shelton (2-1) gave up six runs, three earned, on three hits and a walk. He struck out three in 3.2 innings pitched and took the loss.

In Monday night's series finale at Trustmark Park, M-Braves righty Aaron Northcraft (7-2, 2.88) counters Lookouts right-hander Raydel Sanchez (0-4, 9.13). First pitch is slated for 8:00 PM.                       

Chattanooga Lookouts (25-39):          1 R 4 H    4 E
Mississippi Braves (37-26):                 14 R 11 H    3 E
Matt Shelton was the losing pitcher for Chattanooga.
Matt Shelton was the losing pitcher for Chattanooga.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Dalton State Volleyball Defeats Reinhardt 3-0

Dalton State                 25    25    25  - 3 Reinhardt University   19    18    20  - 0 The Dalton State volleyball team defeated visiting Reinhardt in straight sets Thursday night on Coach O Court at B. J. Bandy ... (click for more)

Running A Lifesaver For Ryan Shrum

This isn’t your typical running feature story. We all know that every runner has a story.   Some are more interesting and amazing than others, but everyone has a different take on what running means to them and how it has impacted his or her own life. Such is the case with Ryan Shrum. Ryan has lived in Chattanooga since 1982 after spending his childhood in Indiana. ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Cold, Wet Front To Make For Chilly And Damp Trick Or Treating; Snow Showers Possible Saturday

A surge of cold, moist air will make for less-than-ideal trick or treat conditions on Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. There is a possibility of snow showers in Chattanooga on Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Today Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest ... (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)