Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday: Lookouts 5, Biscuits 0

Ross Stripling faced one hitter over the minimum for eight innings Friday to lead the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 5-0 victory over the Biscuits.

Montgomery center fielder Kevin Kiermaier led off the game with a single, but the Lookouts erased him with a double play. Stripling retired 16 straight Biscuits before Hector Guevara's one-out double in the sixth.

Stripling (5-1) finished with four strikeouts, recorded 12 groundball outs and won his fourth consecutive start. He's given up 14 hits in his last 25 2/3 innings with two walks and 20 strikeouts.

The 23-year-old right-hander is in his second professional season. The Los Angeles Dodgers took him in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of Texas A&M.

After Stripling threw 62 of 95 pitches for strikes, Jharel Cotton worked an eight-pitch ninth inning and finish off the third shutout suffered by the Biscuits this year.

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