Barons Hand Lookouts First Shut Out of the Season

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(lookouts.com) For the first time this season the Chattanooga Lookouts offense was shut out, falling to the Birmingham Barons, 3-0.

The Lookouts offense had several chances to end the shutout tonight, outhitting the Barons nine to five. One of their best chances of the night came in the fifth inning when Drew Mount led off the inning with a double. Byrd Tenerowicz was then hit-by-a-pitch to put two runners on, but a failed double steal got Mount thrown out at third. With two outs and a runner on second, Jay Schuyler lined a single to left, but Tenerowicz was thrown out at home.

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Chattanooga’s next best chance came in the bottom of the ninth inning when they loaded the bases with one out. Baron’s closer Lane Ramsey struck out two straight batters to shut out the Lookouts and earn his fourth save of the year.

In the loss starting pitcher Connor Curlis went five innings, allowed three runs, but only allowed four hits. The team’s bullpen was once again stellar, combining for four shutout innings including two by Diomar Lopez. Lopez now has an ERA of 1.20 on the year.

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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.