Lookouts 8th Inning Rally Wednesday Burns Biscuits, 6-5

Alex Liddi Drives In Winning Runs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Scott Schebler's third inning solo home run was his 18th this season.
Scott Schebler's third inning solo home run was his 18th this season.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Down two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning third baseman Alex Liddi smashed his third double of the game to clear the bases and lead the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 6-5 win over the Montgomery Biscuits. The loss snapped a four-game win streak for the Biscuits while the Lookouts snapped a six-game losing streak.

Recap

After a scoreless first inning, the Lookouts got on the board in the bottom of the second inning when Alex Liddi drove in O'Koyea Dickson, who reached earlier in the inning on a walk. The team's lead was short lived as Montgomery knotted the game up at one on a RBI double by Jake Hager in the third. 

Darnell Sweeney aimed to continue the back-and-forth affair when he singled up the middle to begin the bottom of the third. The infielder managed to advance to second on an error, but got picked off at third base by catcher Jake DePew. After Sweeney got thrown out, the batter Scott Schebler launched his 18th home run to give the Lookouts the 2-1 lead. 

An inning later Chattanooga continued to build upon their lead when Dickson scored his second run of the game on a single by Liddi. 

The Biscuits drew a team-record 14 walks but stranded 11 men on base. 

The walks started with Lookouts' starter Matt Shelton who walked eight through 4.2 innings. He left the game with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and Chattanooga leading by one. Daniel Coulombe came into the game and allowed a two-run single from Willie Argo that gave the Biscuits a 4-3 lead. The bullpen would finish with six walks in 4.1 innings. 

One of the reasons that Shelton had so many walks is his inability to control his knuckle ball.

 
The Biscuits led 4-3 despite stranding ten runners on base going into the eighth inning. A sacrifice fly from Taylor Motter in the top of the eighth gave the Biscuits a two-run lead that they would lose in the bottom half of the inning.

Chattanooga seemed destined for their sixth straight loss, but the team's offense had other plans. With one out in the eighth Biscuits' pitcher Samuel Garrido walked Daniel Mayora and then loaded the bases on back-to-back singles by Corey Seager and Dickson. With the bases loaded, Liddi smacked a double to earn the title of Nutrition World Player of the Game and secure the team's 37th win. 

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Thursday, the Lookouts will look to build on today's win when they send lefty, and the Southern League Leader in strikeouts, Chris Reed (4-5, 3.19) to the mound against fellow lefty Grayson Garvin (0-4, 3.92) at 7:15 p.m.

Darnell Sweeney is out at second as Angel Sanchez grounds into a double play.
Darnell Sweeney is out at second as Angel Sanchez grounds into a double play.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt


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