Lee Outshines Stars As Lookouts Win 3rd Straight

Sunday, June 30, 2013

HUNTSVILLE -- Another day, another brilliant pitching performance for the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Former Dodgers' number one pick Zach Lee fired seven shutout innings and shortstosp Ozzie Martinez homered as part of a perfect night at the plate as the Lookouts won their series opener with the host Huntsville Stars 4-0 Saturday night. The win is the Lookouts' third straigiht, and their second straight shutout.

Martinez' third homer as a Lookout came in the sixth inning, a solo shot that built the lead to 3-0 for Lee (6-5). The shortstop also had two singles and a walk as he upped his average to .311 since arriving from Albuqueque.

Lee and Huntsville starter Drew Gagnon (1-3) were in a scoreless lockup until the fifth inning. The Lookouts broke on top with a pair of runs as Martinez singles, moved up on a wild pitch, and scored on a Jan Vazquez single. Vazquez would go on to score on a Rafael Ynoa single.

With the score 3-0, Lee got a welcome imsiurmce run thanks to the fleet-footed Joc Pederson. The Dodgers' No.2 prospect walked, stole second and third and jogged home on a Sean Burroughs single. 

But the night belonged to Lee. He fought his control for the first two innings, but retired 11 straight while his teammates built the lead. He gave way after seven innings and 93 pitches to Onelki Garcia, who allowed only one more hit the rest of the way. The two Chattanooga pitchers combined to strike out nine.

The series continues today at 5:03 Eastern with Chris Reed trying to improve on his 3-7 record.



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