West Virginia combines for no-hitter

The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, combined for a no-hitter against Charleston tonight, winning 4-0. Newly acquired starter Hunter Strickland, added in the Adam LaRoche trade, pitched six innings, with five strikeouts. Strickland allowed just two base runners, one on an error, and another hit by a pitch.

Diego Moreno came on to pitch the final three innings, with three strikeouts. Moreno now has a 1.80 ERA on the season in 20 innings of relief for the Power, picking up his 4th save of the season.

The no-hitter was not a cheap one. Charleston, the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, came in to the game ranked second in the South Atlantic League in batting average and OPS. Strickland faced Charleston on June 30th, going five innings with three runs on five hits, two strikeouts, and a walk.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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