Lookouts Shutout Biscuits Friday, 5-0.

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Ross Stripling had another quality start for the Lookouts.
Ross Stripling had another quality start for the Lookouts.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Chattanooga Lookouts are on the road again, but they left their fans smiling Friday night. Getting a superb start from right-hander Ross Stripling, the Lookouts scored early and did not stop to a second straight win, 5-0, before a crowd of 5,808 on a soggy evening at AT&T Field. A late afternoon shower delayed the game's start for just over an hour.

Stripling (7-1 overall, 5-1 with the Lookouts), worked deeper into a game that at any time during the 2013 season. The right-hander out of Texas A&M walked no one and allowed only a leadoff single to Kevin Kiermaier in the first and a Hector Guevara double with one out in the sixth. In between, he recorded 16 straight outs, beginning with a double play.

The Lookouts wasted no time staking Stripling to a lead,  In the first, Angelo Songco brought home a run on a ground ball, and it grew to 2-0 in the second on a Miguel Rojas RBI double.

That lead stood until the fifth, when a bases loaded single by Bobby Coyle brought in a pair of runs. A Songco sacrifice fly in the sixth padded the margin to 5-0.

For the Lookouts, the heart of their order -- Joc Pederson, Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Sean Burroughs -- had two hits apiece, with Burroughs getting a double as part of his night. Pederson went 2-for-5, lifting his average back up to .304. He also had a stolen base.

Stripling gave way to Jharel Cotton in the ninth, and right-hander from St. Thomas, the Vrgin Islands completed the two-hitter with a scoreless inning. That gave the Lookouts their ninth shutout of the season, which ties Birmingham for the league lead.

Heading to Huntsville for the holiday weekend, the Lookouts will start Zach Lee Saturday at 6:43 ET. Chattanooga returns home on July 4th to host the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins).


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