Barons Crunch Lookouts Sunday, 10-5

Lookouts Fall Three Games Out Of First

Monday, August 18, 2014
Lookouts starting pitcher Andres Santiago was ejected from the game in the second inning after he hit Rangel Ravelo with a pitch. Rangelo had homered earlier.
Lookouts starting pitcher Andres Santiago was ejected from the game in the second inning after he hit Rangel Ravelo with a pitch. Rangelo had homered earlier.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
The Birmingham Barons picked up a 10-5 win in their series opener against the Chattanooga Lookouts Sunday in front of 5,204 fans at Regions Field.  

Current Standings

The Barons jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first highlighted by a solo home run off the bat of Rangel Ravelo, his 11th long ball of the season.

The lead ballooned to 7-1 in the second starting with RBI base hits by Chris Curley and Dan Black. Lookouts starter Andres Santiago (4-8, 5.02) plunked Ravelo with the following pitch and was thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Ryan Additon. Reliever Mike Thomas relieved Santiago and promptly allowed a bases-clearing double to Jason Coats extending the lead to 7-1.

A potent Lookouts' offense would not be deterred, scoring four runs in the top of the fifth against starter Tony Bucciferro (2-2, 6.45) on a two-run home run by Scott Schebler, an RBI triple by O'Koyea Dickson and a run scoring double by Chris O'Brien cutting the lead to 7-5. Schebler leads the Southern League with 25 homers.

Corey Seager, who went 2-for-5, extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Angel Sanchez, Daniel Mayora, O'Koyea Dickson, and Chris O'Brien each collected two hits.

Three runs in the seventh inning extended the lead to 10-5 with the inning highlighted by a two-run single by Michael Earley and an RBI double by Martin Medina.

The Barons' RHP Mike Recchia (5-4, 3.32) takes the hill against RHP Nick Struck (4-6, 5.91). First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM. The game can be heard at 105.1 FM with Larry Ward calling the game.

Dalton State Golfers Jump To Sixth In Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. –  Oklahoma City claimed nine of 10 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. The defending national champions have been the top-ranked NAIA team for four-straight polls.    Texas Wesleyan earned the remaining first-place vote. British Columbia was third and followed by Wayland Baptist, Victoria,  ... (click for more)

Road Runners Fifth And Sixth At Sand Shark Invitational

HARDEEVILLE, Sc. - The Dalton State cross country teams had a strong day on Saturday in the Sand Shark Invitational, hosted by the University of South Carolina-Beaufort in Hardeeville, SC.  The women's team finished a solid 5th while the men came home in 6th.  The women's race comprised of 27 teams and the men's race had 23 teams competing.  All-American Emily ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Clarence Ross, Leshawn Witherow Shot On Walden Avenue Friday Afternoon

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday afternoon at the 6300 block of Walden Avenue.  Clarence Ross, 41, And Leshawn Witherow, 40, suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Hamilton County EMS transported both victims to a local hospital for treatment.  There is no suspect information at this time.  Investigators with ... (click for more)

Where Is The Highway Patrol? - And Response

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Vol Is Worth $521,854

The definition for the term “fair market value,” this from the IRS tax code, “is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.” So a recent article in Business Insider has just revealed a University of Tennessee scholarship ... (click for more)