Barons get the win 1-0 with help of some strong pitching

Birmingham Barons (Courtesy Barons Media Relations)
Birmingham Barons (Courtesy Barons Media Relations)

BIRMINGHAM, AL- For the second night in a row, the Barons pitching staff shut down the bats of the

Chattanooga Lookouts, as Stephen McCray dominated over 7.0 innings in a 1-0 win in front of 8,500 fans at

Regions Field.

The Barons jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first after a leadoff double by Marcus Semien and an RBI

single by Trayce Thompson. The run scored was Semien’s league-leading 75th of the season. Thompson

would finish 2-for-4 on the night.

The run would be all Stephen McCray (9-6, 3.56) needed as he dazzled over 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just

one hit while striking out four. The lone hit came on a double by Sean Burroughs in the 2nd. McCray would

recover from the double to retire the final 17 batters he faced. His outing was the second-straight shutout start

by a Barons starter, following Spencer Arroyo’s four-hit effort in last night’s 4-0 win. The win also tied him with

teammate Scott Snodgress for the league lead.

Relievers Salvador Sanchez and Dan Remenowsky finished off the Barons’ second one-hit shutout of the

season with Remenowsky picking up his first save for the Barons on the year. The last combined one-hitter for

the Barons also came against the Lookouts on May 3rd, 2013.

For the second time this season, the Barons recorded back-to-back shutouts, having previously accomplished

the feat on May 25th-26th against the Jacksonville Suns. The shutout was the 11th of the season for the Barons,

the second-most in the Southern League this season.

Paul Konerko finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his second rehab start with the Barons and is now 1-for-6 in

two games with an RBI.

With the win, the Barons improved to 59-38 and 15-12 in the second half while the Lookouts fell to 46-50 and

11-15 in the second half.

The Barons will look to win their ninth in a row against the Lookouts tomorrow night as RHP Michael Nix (3-2,

3.23) takes the hill against LHP Chris Reed (3-7, 3.39). First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM CDT.

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