Lookouts Take Third Straight Win At Mobile With 9-2 Win Over BayBears Friday

Chattanooga Returns Home Monday To Open Series Against Pensacola

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - by Tim Evearitt
Sean Poppen threw 5 1/3 innings and picked up the win in  Friday's game
Sean Poppen threw 5 1/3 innings and picked up the win in Friday's game
- photo by Tim Evearitt

MOBILE, Ala. - - - The Chattanooga Lookouts had an eight hit night in their win at Mobile 9-2.

When you look at the final score, it might be hard to believe that this was a 3-2 ball game entering the eighth inning. The Lookouts responded with a six-run eighth inning to make it a laugher.

Zander Wiel led the way. He got the Lookouts going with his fifth home run of the year. The next batter, Brent Rooker, followed with his 17th home run of the season.

Wiel had the big blow of the eighth inning too as he knocked a grand slam to put the game out of reach. It was his sixth homer of the year and gave him five RBI in this game.

Brian Navarreto had the big hit in the eighth frame. His two-run double gave the Lookouts a 5-2 lead before the grand slam.

Paco Rodriguez, a reliever, made his second start of the week. He worked a scoreless first inning.

Sean Poppen then came in and gave up just one run over the next 5 1/3 innings. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out four.

Todd Van Steensel came on and recorded just one out. He walked two batters. Of his 14 pitches, just three of them were strikes. Williams Ramirez entered and allowed two of three inherited runners to score before getting the final out. Ryne Harper followed and threw two zeroes on the board.

Wiel continues his impressive, breakout season. He went 2-for-5 with his fifth and sixth homers and five RBI. Brent Rooker went 1-for-3 with two walks and his 17th home run. Mitchell Kranson went 2-for-4 with a walk and his third and fourth Lookout doubles. Jordan Gore went 1-for-2 with two walks.

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 Saturday Dietrich Enns goes after his first win of the season while his counterpart, Alex Klonowski is the opposing starter. Air time on MiLB.com and at 96.1 FM is set for 7:50 EDT. 

Brent Rooker hit his 17th home run of the season in the big eighth inning.
Brent Rooker hit his 17th home run of the season in the big eighth inning.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

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