- The Tri-City ValleyCats completed the first no-hitter in franchise history on Saturday night on the road against the Oneonta Tigers in a 10-0 ValleyCats victory. Starter Shane Wolf, and relievers David Miller and Ashton Mowdy held the Tigers hitless while striking out seven.
ValleyCats starter Shane Wolf, of Ithaca, N.Y., went three innings with three strikeouts. David Miller pitched four innings, notching the win. Ashton Mowdy capped off the no-hitter, pitching the final two hitless innings. Mowdy walked the based loaded in the bottom of the ninth, but settled down forcing designated hitter Wade Lamont to ground out to first sealing the no-hitter.
"It was an outstanding effort tonight by three of our guys," said ValleyCats manager Pete Rancont. "Shane Wolf goes out there and pitches three great innings in his first professional start, but you never think about a no-hitter. After Miller's fourth inning the team started thinking about it a little. Mowdy was great in his first outing against Lowell so we liked our chances. He got a little nervous walking a few men in the ninth inning, but pitching coach Don Alexander went out there and calmed him down and he got the job done."
The ValleyCats and Tigers will face-off in the series finale on Sunday at 5:00 pm at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the stadium box office, calling (518) 629-CATS or by logging on to www.tcvalleycats.com.
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