Lookouts clinch division

Lookouts clinch division

September 5th, 2011 by Staff Report in Sports - Professional

The Chattanooga Lookouts captured the Southern League North Division's second-half title Sunday afternoon before thumping Montgomery 10-5 Sunday night at AT&T Field.

Chattanooga entered Sunday with a two-game lead over Tennessee with two games remaining and clinched when the Smokies lost the first game of a doubleheader in Birmingham. Tennessee won the second game to finish the second half with a 40-30 record, while the Lookouts are 42-27 entering today's 2:15 regular-season finale.

The North Division playoffs will begin in Tennessee with the Smokies hosting Thursday and Friday night. Chattanooga is scheduled to host game three Saturday and games four and five, if necessary.

Brian Cavazos-Galvez hit a three-run home run to left-center in the sixth inning and hit a two-run homer to to left in the seventh to break Sunday's game open. The Lookouts took their first lead at 3-2 in the second inning when Griff Erickson's double to right was followed by Jake Lemmerman's RBI single to center.

Corey Smith homered to center in the fourth inning to put the Lookouts up 4-2, and the Biscuits pulled within 4-3 before Cavazos-Galvez's three-run shot ignited a four-run sixth.