Lookouts Rally For Three-Runs In Ninth To Whip Biscuits, 5-3

Corey Seager Collects First Southern League Homer

Thursday, August 07, 2014
Corey Seager, Chattanooga's 20-year shortstop, hit his first home run of the season and drove in another run.
Corey Seager, Chattanooga's 20-year shortstop, hit his first home run of the season and drove in another run.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  --- In recent games, the Lookouts have been saving their guns until the ninth inning. Chattanooga won its fifth straight game with a comeback against the Biscuits whose bullpen gave up three runs in the ninth inning to help the Lookouts win 5-3 Wednesday night at Riverwalk in Montgomey.

Andres Santiago pitched 6.2 innings, while giving up six hits and two home runs. Mike Thomas picked up his fourth win of the season. He forced Cameron Seitzer to ground out with bases loaded and the game tied in the eight inning.

Michael Colla struck out a career-high nine batters in seven innings, but gave up the tying home run to Alex Liddi in the eighth inning.

Corey Seager hit his first home run, a solo shot, as a Lookouts tied the game 1-1 in the third. 

The Biscuits bright spot was Justin O'Conner who homered in his first ever double-A at-bat in the third inning. Later, Taylor Motter hit a solo home run in the seventh to give the Biscuits a 2-1 lead.

Liddi  tied the game at  with a solo home run in the eighth. The shortstop then gave the Lookouts their first lead with an RBI-single in the ninth. Daniel Mayora followed with a two-run shot to push the Lookouts out in front 5-2.

Biscuits pushed a run across in the ninth, but were unable to complete the comeback with the tying run finishing at the plate.


Game two of the series will be Thursday night starting at 8:05 pm. The pitching matchup will include right-handers Dylan Floro and Nick Struck.


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