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This time, Carrasco gets his no-no

Short of perfection Wednesday, Lakewood duo combines to no-hit Lexington
August 13, 2006
In his last start, Lakewood's Carlos Carrasco had a perfect game bid broken up in the eighth inning. Sunday, he combined with Andrew Barb on a no-hitter.

The BlueClaws duo victimized visiting Lexington for a 2-1 victory and the third no-hitter in Lakewood history. In each of the games, the opposing time managed to scratch a run across the board.

Carrasco (9-6) followed Wednesday's seven-inning stint of perfection with seven no-hit innings Sunday, but he was tagged with the one run.

After striking out the side in the first and retiring the first two batters in the second, Carrasco walked two straight batters, hit Ryan Reed with a pitch to load the bases and walked No. 9 batter David Kady to force in the game's first run. He then struck out Nathan Warrick to end the inning.

"I felt bad about the second inning," Carrasco said through interpreting Lakewood catcher Orlando Guevara. "I missed a lot of my pitches."

The 19-year-old right-hander settled down after the shaky second and retired 14 of the next 16 batters. He struck out nine and ended up walking five.

Guevara said Carrasco looked tired after seven innings and pitching coach Steve Schrenk took him out of the game to keep him strong for future outings.

Barb struck out three in the final two innings for his 18th save.

Keith Bucktrot threw Lakewood's first no-no on April 12, 2001, an 11-1 victory over Hickory. Gavin Floyd delivered the second one in a 1-0 loss to Lexington on July 24, 2002.

Mike Spidale went 3-for-4 with a run scored, and Clay Harris' two-run double in the third put the BlueClaws (33-16) on top, 2-1. Lakewood extended its winning streak to four games.

Garrett Murdy (6-3) took the loss for the Legends (19-30), surrendering two unearned runs on five hits and three walks in four innings.

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