The Hickory Crawdads held the Delmarva Shorebirds to one hit on Sunday, over 14 frames. Hickory who is the Class-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers used a total of five pitchers to frustrate the minor league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
C.J. Edwards allowed one hit in a compete game victory in the first game of the double dip before four pitchers combined to hold Delmarva hit-less in the second game.
In the second game Luis Para pitched the first three innings in his debut for the Crawdads before Keone IKela, Ryan Bores and Alex Claudio finished out the final four innings. Brady Wagner of the Shorebirds was saddled with a tough loss after allowing just one run.
A important reminder is that minor league games last only seven innings on days that doubleheaders are played.
“I’ve been a part of a seven-inning no-hitter when I played, but like this, where you piece it together with four guys in seven innings, that’s probably kind of unique,” Hickory’s first-year manager Casey Ragsdale told MiLB.
This is the eighth no-hitter of the minor league season.