Chattanooga starting pitcher Tejay Antone threw six perfect innings Thursday night at AT&T Field as the Lookouts resumed their winning ways with a 5-1 victory over the Tennessee Smokies.
The Lookouts improved to 18-14 before an announced crowd of 3,625. It was their 12th triumph in their past 15 contests.
Antone struck out four Smokies and tallied 71 total pitches before being replaced in the seventh inning by hard-throwing reliever Joel Kuhnel. Roberto Caro homered to right field off of Kuhnel in the seventh to account for Tennessee's lone run and lone hit of the evening.
The Lookouts scored twice in the first inning, collecting their first run when TJ Friedl stole home as Jose Siri was stealing second. Siri scored on Ibandel Isabel's single to left to put Chattanooga up 2-0.
Chattanooga extended a 2-1 lead to 4-1 in its half of the seventh, when Tyler Stephenson's single to center scored Friedl and Siri.