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Lookouts grind out second straight 1-0 win

PEARL, Miss. (WRCB) -- Chattanooga has scored just two runs in its past two games.

The Lookouts won both.

Brahiam Maldonado hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning and four Chattanooga pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout as the Lookouts' beat Mississippi by a 1-0 score Friday for the second straight night.

It was the fifth straight win for Chattanooga, who will go for the rare five-game sweep in Saturday's series finale. The Lookouts will return to AT&T Field on Sunday to open a brief three-game series with Tennessee.

Chattanooga starter Matt Magill gave up six hits and walked two in five innings, but repeatedly worked his way out of trouble while stranding six runners.

Magill allowed a single and issued two walks to load the bases in the first, but got Todd Cunningham to hit into a double play to end the threat. In the fourth he struck out David Hale to end the inning with two runners on base.

It was one of Magill's four strikeouts.

Chris Withrow, Red Patterson (4-1) and Steven Ames combined for four perfect innings of relief to close out the win.

Withrow, who was activated from the disabled list earlier this week, struck out two in two innings in his first appearance in nearly a month. The trio combined to strike out five, with Ames also recording a pair en route to his seventh save.

Maldonado and Nick Buss each had two hits. Maldonado nearly put the Lookouts on the board in the fifth, but he was thrown out trying to score on a fielder's choice at second.

Former Lookouts' reliever Brent Leach (0-2) took the loss after giving up Maldonado's homer in the ninth. M-Braves' starter David Hale allowed just four hits and struck out four in seven shutout innings.

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