Through six innings on Saturday night, Mike Hauschild was untouchable. Joey Gallo needed just one pitch to turn things around.
Hauschild carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but Gallo produced the game's only offense with a three-run homer as Double-A Frisco blanked Corpus Christi, 3-0.
"I was pretty happy with how all my stuff was," Hauschild said after the loss. "I felt like me and [catcher Tyler] Heineman, we were on the same page the whole night. We were able to keep them off-balance pretty well, except for that one pitch."
The Astros prospect was perfect through three innings and faced just one batter over the minimum in his first six, thanks to a fourth-inning walk issued to Pat Cantwell. He kept the ball down, recording 13 groundouts against three in the air .
"That one pitch," however, turned the tide. With the game still scoreless in the seventh, Pat Cantwell broke up the no-hitter with a single to left and Trever Adams followed with one of his own. That brought Gallo, the Minor League home run leader, to the plate. He sent Hauschild's first offering over the right-field fence for his sixth Double-A homer and 27th overall.
"The two hits before Gallo's home run were seeing-eye singles," Hauschild said. "One chopped over third base and the second one, I got the guy in front of my split, and he hit it in the [shortstop] hole.
"I wanted to go in [on Gallo]. I'm a sinkerball pitcher, and it ran back over the plate. He might have been sitting fastball because I got him on 3-1 the AB before that, but I really think the location had more to do with it than the pitch."
Frisco starter Alec Asher (7-6) matched Hauschild through six innings, scattering six hits and striking out five while walking one. With the lead, his bullpen kept the shutout intact.
"I'm not really feeling too good about it, mostly just because I feel like I let my team down," Hauschild said after matching his longest outing of the season. "I gave up a three-run home run, and I want to take away how I did for my next start with all my pitches. But I'm still a little disappointed with how everything turned out."
Frisco's Wilmer Font and Francisco Mendoza each pitched an inning to get the ball to Phil Klein, who earned his 10th save with a perfect ninth.