Lookouts Rally For Three-Runs In Ninth To Beat Huntsville, 5-4

Teams Play Rubber-Match Monday Night

Sunday, July 13, 2014
After struggling earlier in the season, RHP Andres Santiago had another excellent performance in Sunday's start.
After struggling earlier in the season, RHP Andres Santiago had another excellent performance in Sunday's start.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Chattanooga pinch-hitter Chris O'Brien launched a two-run game-winning double to give the Lookouts the 5-4 win over the Huntsville Stars. Saturday night, it was the Stars on the winning end of a 5-4 victory.

Recap

Entering the top of the seventh inning, it seemed that the Lookouts wouldn't need late inning heroics to take home the victory. In the prior inning, Bobby Coyle hit a no doubter to put the Lookouts in front 2-1. The home run was the team's second solo shot of the day as O'Koyea Dickson hit one of his own in the fourth inning.

O'Koyea Dickson hit his 13th homer of the year in the fourth inning.

Starting pitcher Andres Santiago continued his post All-Star Break hot streak, only allowing four hits and one unearned run in six innings. Santiago left the game after the sixth in good position to earn his third win of the season, but the game took a different turn in the seventh.

Left-hander Tyson Brummett came into the game to relieve Santiago and his appearance was his first relief appearance of the season. It was also his first game since June 6. The Stars jumped on the new pitcher, hitting five straight singles to bring home three runs and take the two-run lead.

Huntsville remained ahead until the bottom of the ninth inning when Bobby Coyle struck again with another clutch hit. This time the lefty laced a lead-off single to right-center field. O'Koyea Dickson followed Coyle's at-bat with a single of this own and both runners were moved over on a sacrifice bunt by Angel Sanchez.

With one out in the inning, Lookouts' manager Razor Shines made the decision to pinch-hit infielder Daniel Mayora for Alberto Rosario. The decision paid off as Mayora came through with a RBI single. The stage was set for O'Brien who then came up to the plate and delivered the game-winning blow.

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    Sunday's win ties the five-game set at two apiece. Monday's rubber game will feature Raydel Sanchez (2-5, 5.56) against lefty Brent Suter (8-6, 3.79). First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m with gates set to open at 6:00 p.m. on Kids Eat Free Monday.


Bobby Coyle went 2-for-4 including his sixth inning solo homer
Bobby Coyle went 2-for-4 including his sixth inning solo homer
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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