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.