The Chattanooga Lookouts are having to hit the road again, but they left their fans smiling Friday night as they beat the Montgomery Biscuits in the final game of their homestand.
A late afternoon shower delayed the game's start for an hour, but the Lookouts seemed unphased and got off to a superb start thanks to right-hander Ross Stripling (7-1 overall, 5-1 with the Lookouts).
The Lookouts scored early and were able to hold the Biscuits scoreless before a crowd of 5,808 on a soggy evening at AT&T Field.
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 — Pederson, Brian Cavazos-Galvez and newcomer Sean Burroughs — had two hits apiece Friday, with Burroughs getting a double as part of his night. Pederson, whose average is back up to .304, also had a stolen base Friday.
Stripling gave way to Jharel Cotton in the ninth, and right-hander from the Virgin Islands completed the two-hitter.
The Lookouts recorded their ninth shutout of the season Friday evening.