Lookouts Rally Topples Barons Monday, 8-7

Second Straight Walk-Off Win Extends Lookouts Winning Streak to Four Games

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Scott Schebler slides across the plate safely in the first inning.
Scott Schebler slides across the plate safely in the first inning.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
For the second consecutive day the Chattanooga Lookouts came away with a walk-off win against the Birmingham Barons at AT&T Field. Infielder Daniel Mayora singled home the game-winning run to lead the Lookouts an 8-7 win. The victory is the team's eighth walk-off win of the season and the Lookouts have now won a season-high four straight games.

In the first inning it seemed like the Lookouts wouldn't need late-game heroics to defeat the Barons. Darnell Sweeney led off the game with a walk and then stole second base. With the speedy infielder on second, Bobby Coyle Jr. hit a single to bring home the team's first run of the day. Two more runs came across on an O'Koyea Dickson double which plated Coyle Jr. and Schebler, who reached on a single.

The team's momentum was abruptly stopped short in the top of the second when Christian Marrero and Michael Earley each record RBI singles. An inning later Rangel Ravelo hit a ball that carried over the left-center field fence to give the Barons the 4-3 advantage and their first lead of the day.

The game remained at a standstill until the top of the eighth inning. RHP Jhan Marinez entered the contest and surrendered two walks to put two on for Grant Buckner who hit a rocket to left field to give Birmingham the three-run lead.

With Chattanooga's winning streak in jeopardy the team's bats sprung to life. In the bottom of the eighth Daniel Mayora hit his 22nd double of the year and came around to score on a ground out by Chris O'Brien.

After Juan Gonzalez pitched a scoreless ninth inning, the team came up to bat in the decisive frame. The inning began with Sweeney's second lead-off walk of the night. With one out in the inning, O'Koyea Dickson singled home Sweeney to bring the team within one run. The game became tied one batter later on Corey Seager's first hit of the night, a RBI single to right field. Knotted at seven runs Mayora delivered the game-winning single to hand the Lookouts the 8-7 triumph.

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Tuesday, the Lookouts will have an off-day followed by a five-game series in Montgomery. RHP Andres Santiago (3-7, 4.86) is scheduled to start the first game of that series against RHP Michael Colla (7-10, 4.46). Game is set for 8:05 EST.


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