In a series plagued by rain that led to three straight days of postponements, the Lookouts and Biscuits finally snuck in enough innings to be considered a complete game Monday night in Montgomery. In a contest shortened to seven innings, the Biscuits used a six-run sixth inning to win 6-4. It was both teams’ first result since Friday.
Chattanooga showed little rust early, building a 4-0 lead over the first four innings. Jake Lemmerman doubled with two outs in the second inning to drive in the first two runs of the game, then two Montgomery errors in the fourth inning led to another pair of Lookout runs.
Chattanooga starter Chris Reed, the Dodgers’ 2011 first-round pick, was hitless again in his second start with the Lookouts. He went three innings, then Wes Roemer continued the shutout with two more scoreless innings.
Montgomery committed three errors in the game, and the teams each had six hits-including a three-hit day from Chattanooga’s Blake Smith-but the Lookouts struggled with runners in scoring position while Montgomery made the most of one big inning.
Montgomery’s sixth inning started with a strikeout, but that would be the only out Lookouts reliever Red Patterson could get. The next four Biscuits reached base on three hits and a walk, and Patterson was pulled in favor of Logan Bawcom.
Bawcom, though, walked the first batter he faced, before giving up a double to Brad Coon which drove in the tying and go-ahead runs for Montgomery.
The Lookouts were given just one chance to come back, in the top of the seventh, because of the rain, but went down quietly.
Despite all the cancellations over the weekend, the Lookouts have a scheduled off day on Tuesday before heading to Jackson Wednesday to start a five-game series that will lead into the all-star break.