The Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga met their base ball brethren and hometown rivals; the Mountain City Club of Chattanooga. The Lightfoot have experienced brilliance and bewilderment through the first half of the season posting a 2-4 record; while Mountain City has proven to be a powerhouse of the league posting an undefeated record at 6-0. This would be the first meeting between the Scenic City teams at the new venue at the Tennessee River Park.
The early innings were a clear indication that both teams were there to do business. The defense displayed by both clubs was as stingy as it was dazzling. The Lightfoot were able to manage 3 runs, while holding Mountain City scoreless. But, Mountain City did not stay down for long. Not lacking for power and speed, “Sweet Feet” and “Sarge” delivered in the 5th inning. “Sweet Feet” sprinted from first to home on a double by “Sarge”; who scored shortly thereafter. Some timely hits combined with Lightfoot miscues put Mountain City ahead 5 – 3. From that point forward, MCC applied their customary defensive clamps. With only 5 more hits, the bell would ring no more for the Lightfoot. Mountain City held firmly to their league standing with an 8 – 3 victory.
The Lightfoot offense was led by Scott “Smokey” Herpst, David “Happy” Morrison, and Deaurhan “Smiley” Crawford. The 3 men combined to go 7 for 12 with 3 RBIs.
The Lightfoot will make a quick return to the field as they will welcome the Phoenix of East Nashville next weekend at the TN River Park. The Farris brothers; “H.I.” and “Two Fingers” will go head to head to start the second half of the season.