The former first-round Draft pick allowed one hit and three walks while striking out six as the Class A Advanced Kinston Indians blanked the Potomac Nationals, 7-0, at Pfitzner Stadium.
The victory was the second of Hagadone's career and first since April 10, 2008 with Class A Greenville. He made just one more start that season before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Hagadone returned last June and, after going 0-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 10 starts in the South Atlantic League, was dealt to the Cleveland Indians when the Red Sox acquired catcher Victor Martinez. He logged a 3.15 ERA in seven starts at two levels to close the season and was 0-3 with a 2.76 ERA in his first nine outings this spring.
Against Potomac, the 24-year-old left-hander yielded only a two-out double to Tyler Moore in the fourth inning. Working under a strict pitch count, he matched his longest outing since the surgery.
The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer reported last week that Hagadone is expected to be promoted to Double-A Akron by the end of the month. If this was his last start for the K-Tribe, he'll leave with a 2.39 ERA that ranks fourth in the Carolina League.