Andy Wilkins Homer Helps Lookouts Set Modern Day Record For Victories in a Season
(lookouts.com) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Max Murphy drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning, leading the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 2-1 win over the Montgomery Biscuits on Monday.
Keaton Steele got Nick Ciuffo to hit into a double play with a runner on first to end the game for his first save of the season.
Nick Gordon scored on Murphy’s walk to give the Lookouts a 1-0 lead after he led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a single by Edgar Corcino and then went to third on an out.
After Chattanooga added a run in the fourth on a home run by Andy Wilkins, the Biscuits cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Joe McCarthy hit a solo home run.
Chattanooga starter Ryan Eades (4-3) picked up the win after allowing just three hits over five scoreless innings. Opposing starter Benton Moss (4-5) took the tough loss in the Southern League game after giving up two runs and four hits over five innings.
With the win, Chattanooga improved to 20-5 against Montgomery this season.
It was also the Lookouts 91st win of the year, setting the club’s modern day record for the most wins in a season.
Chattanooga will open the playoffs against Montgomery on Wednesday at AT&T Field.
The Lookouts will get to host four of the five games in the series since they won both the first and second half division titles.