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.


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