Lookouts Beat Barons Friday, 7-3

Saturday Is Used Car Night.

Saturday, August 02, 2014
Nick Struck
Nick Struck
- photo by Tim Evearitt
Chattanooga Lookouts (15-25) starting pitcher Nick Struck (W, 2-6) was sensational in the team's 7-3 victory over the Birmingham Barons (22-19), only allowing one hit in six innings while fanning five batters. 

The right-hander started off the game strong, only allowing a walk to Trayce Thompson before retiring the side. Struck retired the side in each of the next two innings and did not allow his first hit of the game until Luis Sierra singled in the fifth. 

Struck's strong performance was only one part of the equation for tonight's success for the Lookouts. From the first inning on the team's offense scored early and often. The offensive machine began rolling when Bobby Coyle Jr. hit his fourth home run of the season. 

An inning later the Lookouts piled on two more runs on a Daniel Mayora two-run shot to left field off of Barons' starter Mike Recchia (L, 5-3). In the fifth inning the Lookouts continued to swing a hot bat. New Lookouts' infielder Walter Ibarra compiled his first hit in a Lookouts' uniform when he singled to right field. The bases then became loaded when Sweeney walked and Bobby Coyle Jr. bunted a single to the pitcher. With the bases juiced, Scott Schebler drove home the fourth run of the day on a ground out. A batter later, Corey Seager plated Sweeney and Coyle to give the team the six-run advantage. 

The team extended their lead to seven in the seventh inning on an O'Koyea Dickson sacrifice fly, but Birmingham broke up the shutout bid in the top of the eighth on a Michael Earley home run to left. The Barons proceeded to put on two more runs on the scoreboard in the top of the ninth, but couldn't overcome the deficit. 

Box

Saturday, the two teams will clash for the third time this series on Used Car Night at AT&T Field which is presented by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. RHP Matt Shelton (2-3, 4.83) will take the mound opposite RHP Bryan Blough (2-2, 3.60) at 7:15 p.m.

Bobby Coyle, Jr. hit his fourth homer of the season. He went 3-for-4.
Bobby Coyle, Jr. hit his fourth homer of the season. He went 3-for-4.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Maggie Scott, Gene Pearce Headed to State Golf Hall

A 12-time state senior player of the year, one of golf’s great historians, a key player in the formation of the Tennessee Golf Association in 1914 and the founder and first president of the Women’s Tennessee Golf Association (WTGA) comprise the impressive class of inductees for the 2015 Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame. The foursome are senior player of the year Maggie Scott, historian ... (click for more)

Sources Report Braves Have Traded Justin Upton To San Diego

ATLANTA -- Just when it seemed the Braves were running out of potential suitors for Justin Upton, the Padres stepped back into the picture and made Upton the latest addition to their significantly upgraded roster. Persuaded by the opportunity to strengthen their weak farm system, the Braves agreed to trade Upton to the Padres in exchange for former supplemental Draft pick Jace ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Pair Charged With Beating Man With Stick, Taking His Wallet

Two men are charged with beating a man with a large stick while he slept on the steps of a downtown church, then taking his wallet. Jerry Quincy Allen, 45, and James Leo Boas, 40, both of 727 E. 11th St., are charged with aggravated robbery. In the incident on Wednesday, Bradley Casehart said he and a friend were asleep at Tompkin Chapel Church on Palmetto Street. He ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Scrooge’ Of The Year

As we move into the last weekend before Christmas, the “Scrooge of the Year” has just appeared in Aurora, Ill. Actually Connie Ley has just died. She passed away on Nov. 25, but in her wake left the worst will many around the country have ever heard – her last wishes included that her nine-year-old dog should be put to death, cremated, and buried with her. Bela, a beautiful German ... (click for more)