Lookouts Get Great Pitching But Biscuits Nip Chattanooga Sunday, 2-1

Chattanooga Falls Into Second Place, One Game Behind Jackson Generals

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - by Tim Evearitt
RHP Kohl Stewart threw one of his finest games of the season but lost the game.
RHP Kohl Stewart threw one of his finest games of the season but lost the game.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Biscuits (33-30) edged the Chattanooga Lookouts (34-29), 2-1, on Sunday at Riverwalk Stadium. Montgomery starting pitcher Sam McWilliams (2-2) frustrated the Lookouts, holding Chattanooga to one run over seven innings.

The loss dropped Chattanooga into second place, one game behind the Jackson Generals in the North Division with seven games remaining to be played in the first-half.

The Lookouts, continuing their offensive surge, jumped ahead 1-0 on Brent Rooker's ninth home run of the season. Although Edgar Corcino followed with a single, McWilliams quickly recovered, inducing Chris Paul into a double-play to end the frame. 

From there, the right-hander dominated Chattanooga. Starting with Paul, McWilliams retired 12 straight batters.

Despite hitting Lookouts' catcher Mitchell Kranson with a pitch in the fifth, the 22-year old threw six consecutive scoreless innings before being removed for Jordan Harrison in the top of the eighth.

Lookouts' starter Kohl Stewart (3-4) kept the Biscuits off-balance early. The former first-round pick struck out six of the first sixteen batters while stranding three runners through four innings. In the fifth, Peter Maris broke Stewart's rhythm, singling with one out. Thomas Milone moved Maris to third base with a single before Jake Cronenworth doubled home both runners, jumping the Biscuits ahead 2-1.

A combination of Harrison and Montgomery closer Cody Hall kept Chattanooga looking for the tying run. The Lookouts' last ten batters were retired in order, pulling Montgomery a game within Chattanooga, who entered Sunday tied for the North Division lead.

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On Monday the Looks send Harvard grad Sean Poppen to the mound looking for this first AA win while the Biscuits counter with RHP-Brandon Lawsen. Air time is set for 7:20 p.m. on Real 96.1 and at MiLB.com.



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