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Lookouts open homestand by blasting Barons, 16-3

CHATTANOOGA (Lookouts) -- Chattanooga showed very little mercy toward its guests from Birmingham on Wednesday night, collecting 17 hits en route to a 16-3 blowout victory at AT&T Field.

After the teams exchanged runs in the first inning, the Lookouts exploded for eight runs in the second frame.

Brian Cavazos-Galvez accounted for three of the runs by blasting a homer over the left field wall. A short time later, Kyle Russell cleared the stadium and the bases with a moon shot off of Charles Shirek (3-5). An RBI single sandwiched between the two homers by Alex Castellanos rounded out the big rally.

Chattanooga's bats did not cool down in the third inning, as the Lookouts plated four more runs. Cavazos-Galvez hit another homer to lead off the third inning. The Lookouts scored three more runs in the inning, highlighted by an Alfredo Silverio RBI single and Elian Herrera RBI triple.

The Lookouts augmented their lead in the fourth inning on a botched catch attempt on a Cavazos-Galvez pop up to right fielder Jose Martinez. Corey Smith, who previously hit a triple, scampered home to extend the Lookouts' lead to 14-1.

The Barons scored a run in the sixth inning, but the Lookouts plated two more runs in the eighth inning on a Nathan Jones wild pitch and Corey Smith RBI single.

Birmingham scored the final run of the game in the ninth inning on a run-resulting double play to put the score at its final resting place, 16-3.

Lost in all the offense, Lookouts starting pitcher Stephen Fife (2-0) had a solid outing to earn the win. In six innings, he surrendered two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks, while striking out eight.

The game was the opener of a ten-game homestand for two teams continue their five-game series at 7:15 p.m. ET Thursday night at AT&T Field.

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