Andrew Lambo's Five RBI Boosts Lookouts

Chattanooga rang up 10 in the first three innings, led by Andrew Lambo, and topped Mobile 14-4. A first inning grand slam got Lancaster off on the right foot and it keyed a 7-3 win over the Inland Empire. Great Lakes fell behind early and dropped a second straight contest to Fort Wayne, falling 4-1. For the second straight night, Albuquerque and Nashville were rained out.

Still Raining in Tennessee --For the second straight night, heavy rain in Tennessee made it impossible to play baseball as Albuquerque (42-39) and Nashville were rained out again. Originally, the two teams were to complete Saturday's suspended game before playing a seven-inning contest. Now, that suspended game will be resumed today at 4:00 PM MT and will be followed by a seven-inning game. Sunday's regularly scheduled tilt will be made-up as part of a doubleheader on August 2 when the Isotopes return to the Music City. Isotopes left-hander Scott Elbert (1-1, 4.91) and Sounds southpaw Chris Cody (2-3, 3.73), will start the regularly scheduled seven-inning affair.

Lookouts Roll Over Mobile
Chattanooga rang up 10 runs in the first three innings and went on to an easy 14-4 win over Mobile. Andrew Lambo knocked in runs in each of the three innings to key the 19-hit attack.

All those runs made for a good evening for starter Alberto Bastardo (1-1), who won his first game of the season for the Lookouts after allowing just four hits and four runs, three earned, over five innings and adding six strikeouts.

Jesus Rodriguez and Victor Garate, the one-two punch in the Chattanooga bullpen, each added a pair of hitless innings and struck out seven between them.

Lambo's RBI single to right got the merry-go-round started in the first inning. Eduardo Perez added a two-run double to right and Russ Mitchell a two-run homer to left.

They made it 8-0 in the second on a Ramon Nivar's RBI triple to center, a Lambo sacrifice fly and Mitchell's RBI single to center.

A two-run homer to right by Lambo in the third put a cherry on top the sundae and the Lookouts led 10-0.

Perez added a solo home run in the sixth, Mitchell walked and Tommy Giles added his name to the longball list with his sixth home run. Lambo's RBI double in the ninth closed out the scoring.

James Tomlin led the Chattanooga hit parade with three singles and a double. Lambo had three hits and five RBI and Perez added three and three runs batted in.

Game three of the four-game series in Mobile will see James Adkins (3-6, 5.03 ERA) starting for the Lookouts, with Barry Enright (5-6, 3.87) scheduled for the BayBears.

Four Selected to All-Star Squad
The North Division roster for the 2009 North Division All-Star Game in Birmingham, included four Lookouts: C Lucas May, 3B Josh Bell, OF Andrew Lambo, and RP Matt Sartor. LHP Scott Elbert was also selected but will be unable to participate due to being promoted to Albuquerque after the conclusion of the voting process.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	532 003 001-14
Mobile	        000 301 000- 4

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	6  3  4  0  .319
Nivar 2b	5  2  2  1  .412
Lambo lf	4  2  3  5  .275
May C	        5  2  2  0  .301
 Garate p	1  0  0  0  .000
Perez 1b	5  2  3  3  .260
Mitchell 3b	5  2  2  3  .207
Giles rf	3  1  1  2  .272
Sellers ss	2  0  1  0  .295
 Becker ph-ss	3  0  1  0  .207
Bastardo p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Godwin ph	1  0  0  0  .231
 Rodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000 
 Gutierrez ph-c	1  0  0  0  .241
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  Totals  	56 14 19 15
  Mobile	32  4  4  4

  Error- Perez (3). 2B- Perez 2 (12),
Sellers (20), May (6), Tomlin (10),Lambo
(26). 3B- Nivar (1). HR- Mitchell (8).
Lambo (8), Perez (5), Giles (6).
RBI- Lambo 5 (34), Perez 3 (25),
Mitchell 3 (36), Nivar (4), Giles 2
(14). SF- Lambo. LOB- Chattanooga 10,
Mobile 5. SB- Nivar (5). 

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (1-1)	5.0  4  4-1  3  6  5.54
Rodriguez	2.0  0  0-0  1  5  3.48
Garate	        2.0  0  0-0  0  2  2.30
  HBP- Perez. T- 3:04. Att- 2,447.
Sixers Stunned by First Inning Slam
A first inning grand slam got Lancaster off on the right foot and it resulted in a 7-3 win over the 66ers.?

?Mario Alvarez (1-2, 6.17) was roughed up in his four innings of work, allowing seven runs on eight hits, three of which were home runs. ?

Blake Brannon, Jacobo Meque and Eric Krebs put five scoreless innings on the scoreboard but it was too late.

?The 66ers were out-hit 13-8 hits and most of the offense was credited to Scott Van Slyke and Jaime Ortiz. Van Slyke had an RBI triple in the second inning, later scoring on an Alex Garabedian single, and Ortiz hit a solo home run to right field in the fifth.?

?Lancaster scored all seven of their runs in the first four innings. ?

?The 66ers' (7-4, 39-42) loss snaps a season-high 4-game winning streak, they remain in a first-place tie with High Desert atop the South Division of the California League.?

?Inland Empire face Lancaster again tonight on Kids Eat Free Monday.

  Score by Innings
Lancaster	401 200 000-7
Inland Empire	020 010 000-3

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera lf	3  0  1  0  .336
Fuller ss	4  0  0  0  .252
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .295
Baez 3b	        4  1  1  0  .287
Caseres 1b	4  0  0  0  .291
Van Slyke rf	3  1  2  1  .314
Ortiz dh	4  1  2  1  .260
Garabedian c	4  0  1  1  .269
Green 2b	2  0  1  0  .231
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  Totals	32  3  8  3
  Lancaster	39  7 13  7

   Error- Baez (15). 2B- Van Slyke (27).
3B- Van Slyke (3). HR- Ortiz (3).
RBI- Van Slyke (57), Garabedian (22),
Ortiz (7). LOB- Inland Empire 5,
Lancaster 11. CS- Robinson (13).
DP- Fuller, Green and Caseres; Green
and Caseres.

 Inland Empire          in  h r-er bb so  era
  Alvarez (1-2)	4.0  8  7-7  2  2  6.17
Brannon	        3.0  2  0-0  2  3  4.22
Meque	        1.0  1  0-0  1  2  5.14
Krebs	        1.0  2  0-0  1  3  4.26
  T- 2:49. Att- 1,775.
Loons Fall 4-1 at Fort Wayne
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Great Lakes fell behind early and dropped a second straight contest to Fort Wayne, falling 4-1 to the TinCaps.

  The Loons managed only five hits off a trio of TinCaps left-handers. The only real threat by Great Lakes over the first eight innings came in the fourth, when Alfredo Silverio singled and Kyle Russell was hit by a pitch. A double play off the bat of Tony Delmonico and a strikeout by Nick Buss got the 'Caps out of trouble.

  Fort Wayne scored three runs in the first two innings off Loons starter Josh Walter and they added a run in the seventh on another on a somewhat bizarre sacrifice fly.

Kyle Russell made a diving catch on the warning track, but the TinCaps runner raced around from second base to score.

  Great Lakes managed a run on a pair of two-out hits in the ninth inning. Tony Delmonico doubled and scored on an RBI single by Nick Buss to help the Loons avoid the shutout.

  Walter (5-2) took the loss for Great Lakes, his first as a starter, and the Loons lost for the first time in games he has started.

  The Loons and TinCaps continue their series tonight. Loons lefty Geison Aguasviva (3-0, 0.00) takes the mound opposite Fort Wayne right-hander Simon Castro (5-4, 3.80).

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 001-1
Fort Wayne	210 000 10x-4

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  1  0  .310
Pedroza 2b	4  0  0  0  .269
Silverio lf	4  0  1  0  .267
Russell rf	3  0  0  0  .278
Delmonico 1b	3  1  1  0  .263
Buss cf	        4  0  1  1  .256
Vetters dh	3  0  1  0  .235
Dalton 3b	4  0  0  0  .202
Wallach c	3  0  0  0  .235
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  Totals	32  5  1  1
  Fort Wayne	36  4  6  4

  Error- Buss (4), Delmonico (8).
2B- Delmonico (15). RBI- Buss (34).
LOB- Great Lakes 7, Fort Wayne 9.
DP- Pedroza , Gordon and Delmonico.

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Walter (5-2)	4.0  5  3-3  5  0  2.70
Smith	        4.0  1  1-1  3  3  3.31
  HBP- Russell. T-2:23. Att- 4,525.

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