Lookouts Blast Four Homers to Beat the Biscuits

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Updated: 6/27/2013 11:41 pm

The Chattanooga Lookouts came out swinging Thursday night, and for one night at least, AT&T Field was a home run haven. 

Bashing Montgomery pitchers for four home runs -- two by a revitalized Joc Pederson -- the Lookouts scored five runs in the first innning and never looked back in dropping an 8-3 verdict on the Biscuits. 

Pederson, who led the Southern League in hitting in early June but was at .299 coming in, got the Lookouts going in the first inning with his 12th homer of the year -- a two-run rocket to center with Rafael Ynoa on board. 

Before Biscuits starter Victor Mateo (2-8) could find refuge in his dugout, the Lookouts added three more runs on a three-run blast from Angelo Songo, his second as a Lookouts. 

Thus empowered, Lookouts starter Duke von Schamann was able to shake off a leadoff homer by Kevin Kiermaier in the first and work five solid innings to earn his first Chattanooga win in 2013. 

Montgomery would add solo runs in the second and fifth innings, but the Lookouts had another big inning up their sleeve. 

In the seventh, Pederson greeted reliever Austin Hubbard with his second homer of the night. Then with one out, J.T. Wise followed a Brian Cavazos-Galvez single with his fourth homer of the year to open up the final margin. 

There was no save awarded in the game, but Chattanooga relivers followed von Schamann with four shutout innings, and the four combined pitchers struck out 10 and walked no one. 

Pederson's big night lifted his season mark back to .302.

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