MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Chattanooga Lookouts extended their winning streak to seven games shutting out the Montgomery Biscuits 3-0 on Friday night in Montgomery.
3em;">The Lookouts are just four games under .500, and trail the first-place Smokies by only 2.0 games.
Chattanooga outhit the Biscuits gathering nine hits. There were no home runs in the game. Corey Seager went 2-for-4. His seventh double since joining the team drove in his 10th run. Seager is batting .344. The Lookouts were 2-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded only four runners.
The Lookouts turned two double plays in the game.
During their seven-game winning streak, several Lookouts have raised their batting averages. Darnell Sweeney: .294; Bobby Coyle Jr.: .297; Daniel Mayora: .299; Scott Schebler: .276 (including 20 home runs).
The Biscuits finished with five hits but stranded seven on the bases while going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. In the last three games, the Biscuits are now 2-for-their-last-26 with runners in scoring position. After two walks with two outs in the ninth inning, Justin O'Conner grounded out to end the game on the tenth pitch of the at-bat.
Matt Shelton (4-3) went a season-long six innings in one of his best starts of the year. He held the Biscuits scoreless and four hits with five strike outs and one walk for the win.
The Lookouts got on the board in the second inning with a two-run double from Walter Ibarra. Seager added a two-out, RBI-double in the third inning to give the Lookouts a 3-0 lead.
Matt Lollis, Bryce Stowell and Cory Burns threw the final three innings and kept the Lookouts off the board while only allowing one hit.
Chattanooga's relievers -- Freddie Cabrera, Daniel Coulombe, and Jarret Martin completed the job by pitching the final three shutout innings. Martin collected his sixth save.
Game four of the series is Saturday night at 7:35 p.m.. LH Grayson Garvin will be on the hill for the Biscuits while RH Steve Smith will throw for the Lookouts.
Following Sunday's matinee game in Montgomery, the Lookouts take Monday off before the Jacksonville Suns come to AT&T Field for a five-game series. There are 23 games remaining in the regular season.