Lookouts and Barons Combine For 31 Hits as Birmingham Wins 17-9

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(lookouts.com) The Chattanooga Lookouts and the Birmingham Barons combined for 26 runs in the Lookouts 17-9 loss.

Birmingham jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first on five hits including a three-run homer by Craig Dedelow and an RBI triple by Tyler Neslony.

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Down five runs, Chattanooga cut the lead down to three in the second, but Birmingham’s offense exploded for eight runs in the top of the third to make it 13-3.

The home team clawed it’s way back into the game, in the fifth inning. T.J. Hopkins hit a two-run home run in the HHM Home Run Inning to make it 13-7. This late offensive showing was not enough as Birmingham poured on three more runs in the eighth.

Infielder Brian Rey led the way for Chattanooga, collecting three hits to bring his batting average to .281 on the season. Hopkins, Yoel Yanqui, and Chuckie Robinson each had multi-hit games for the Lookouts.

On the pitching side, Eddy Demurias had the team’s lone shutout innings, striking out two batters in 1.1 innings of work.

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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.