Lookouts Chris Okey Homers Three Times in 8-6 Win Over Birmingham


(lookouts.com) Chattanooga Lookouts catcher Chris Okey belted three home runs to lead the home team to a 8-6 come-from-behind win over the Birmingham Barons. Tonight, Okey matched last year’s home run total and collected a career-high 7 RBIs.

The Lookouts scratched the board first, going up 2-0 in the bottom of the second as Okey smacked his first dinger on the day scoring Gavin LaValley.

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The Barons struck right back for two in the third and three in the fourth cruising to a 6-2 cushion, as LHP Scott Moss tossed his shortest outing of the year on three innings, giving up three runs while striking out two.

Okey came back with a vengeance in the sixth crushing another 2-run HR scoring LaValley again.

To top it off, Okey obliterated a 3-run shot in the sixth to score LaValley & Mitch Nay to give the Lookouts the 7-6 lead. The scoring didn’t stop there as Ibandel Isabel jumped in on the home-run party by hitting his 10th of the year. He is now tied for the Southern League lead, giving Chattanooga insurance and the 8-6 win.

Okey had quite a day, as the last Lookouts player to have three homers in a game was Scott Schebler in 2014 against Jacksonville and the last Lookouts player to have seven plus RBIs in a game was Luis Nunez in 2012 against the Tennessee Smokies.