Lookouts Beat Barons Friday, 7-3

Saturday Is Used Car Night.

Saturday, August 2, 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. 


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

PHOTOS: Lady Vols Edge Chattanooga, 59-57

Huesman, Mocs Receive Post-Season Honors

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had a league-high 17 football student-athletes honored on the All-Southern Conference Coaches and Media Teams, the league office announced today.  Senior quarterback Jacob Huesman became the first player in league history to be named SoCon Offensive Player of the Year three times in voting by the head coaches.  He was also the ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night

A man was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. The incident happened in the 3800 block of Highland Avenue. Chattanooga Police initially said they had no suspects. Police chaplains were on the scene to try to comfort the grieving family. The incident happened around 6 p.m.  (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Don’t Mess With ‘Skunk’

One year ago today riots broke out anew in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, a white 28-year-old police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. The altercation took place on Aug. 9, and video cameras later showed the black teenager robbing a store and assaulting the shopkeeper. After the unarmed Brown was shot, for ... (click for more)