Lookouts Get 90th Win of the Year Tying Modern Day Record For the Most Victories in a Season
(lookouts.com) On Sunday night, the Chattanooga Lookouts captured their 90th win of the 2017 season with a 5-1 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits. After defeating Montgomery on Sunday night, the Lookouts have now tied their modern day record for the most wins in a single season. The only other team in Lookouts history to record a 90 win season was the 1992 squad. The Lookouts will look to make history on Monday afternoon as they seek their 91st victory of the season in the regular season finale.
Chattanooga starting pitcher, Randy LeBlanc (5-4, 3.99), had his best performance of the season on Sunday night. In 8.0 innings pitched, LeBlanc allowed six hits, one run, one earned run, and struck out seven. LeBlanc did not allow a walk in 8.0 innings pitched.
Montgomery got on the board first when they took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Michael Russell grounded into a force out, allowing Grant Kay to score from third base.
The Lookouts bats came to life in the bottom of the fifth inning as they scored three runs via a three-run homer from Edgar Corcino to take a 3-1 lead. Alex Perez and Nick Gordon scored on the homer from Corcino.
Chattanooga added another run in the bottom of the sixth when Perez knocked a two out RBI line drive single into left field, scoring Ryan Strausborger from third. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Chattanooga picked up another insurance run after Max Murphy grounded out. Corcino scored from third on the ground out from Murphy.
LeBlanc earned the win for Chattanooga after his masterful pitching performance on Sunday night and Montgomery starter, Logan Darnell (5-3, 3.98) suffered the loss.
The Lookouts will host the Biscuits on Monday, September 4th at 2:15 p.m. at AT&T Field in what will be the final game of the regular season. Chattanooga will elect to send RHP, Ryan Eades (3-3, 3.87), to the mound for the regular season finale. Montgomery has chosen RHP, Benton Moss (4-4, 3.58) as their starter for Monday.