Lookouts Late Rally Falls Short Against the Barons

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A late rally by the Chattanooga Lookouts (6-7) wasn’t enough to catch up to the Birmingham Barons (6-6), who took the third game of the series by a score of 10-5.

The Barons came out swinging, finding their way to an early two-run lead, but it was cut in half in the third inning. To start the inning, Chris Curley, the Barons’ second baseman, threw the ball away as Angel Sanchez was racing down the first base line to give him first base. Sanchez made his way around to third before Scott Schebler was able to hit a ball long and deep  enough  to let him tag third and score the first Lookouts’  run of the game.

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Birmingham kept piling on the  runs on the scoreboard in bunches, staking themselves to an 8-1 lead by the time the bottom of the sixth inning rolled around, but the Lookouts had plenty of fight left in them. They led off the inning with a single by Daniel Mayora, which Bobby Coyle promptly followed with a double. A groundout and a sacrifice fly was all that was needed to bring both of them around  to score , but it was a two-run home run by Casio Grider that capped off the inning and brought the once formidable lead down to just three runs. 

Two more runs were tacked on in the late innings by the Barons and the Lookouts couldn’t answer the challenge and fell short on a muggy night at AT&T Field.

RHP Andres Santiago (2-4, 5.32) is set to throw for Chattanooga against RHP Miles Jayes (0-7, 6.60) tomorrow at 7:15 p.m.  

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.