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Smith, Herrera hurl Nats' first no-hitter

NW Arkansas also turns triple play behind Royals prospects
July 20, 2011

Tuesday was a night of firsts for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, one helping produce the other. Aided by the first triple play in team history, Will Smith combined with Kelvin Herrera on the Naturals' first no-hitter as Northwest Arkansas edged the Arkansas Travelers, 1-0. Seeking his third straight win, Smith

Records tumble in 18-inning EL marathon

Koshansky strikes out seven times; Joseph hits walk-off blast
May 1, 2011

At 5 hours, 27 minutes, it was the longest game in the history of the Eastern League. And it must have felt every bit that long for Richmond Flying Squirrels first baseman Joe Koshansky. Koshansky went 0-for-8 and struck out seven times before Caleb Joseph led off the bottom of

Huffman goes berserk in batter's box

Indians farmhand hits three homers, plates 10 for Clippers
April 21, 2011

Chad Huffman last belted three home runs in a game approximately 13 years ago. He was wielding an aluminum "trampoline-like" bat back then. Huffman, who turns 26 next week, likes his power stroke with the wood handle and barrel, too.

Ten Questions with Paul Goldschmidt

D-backs slugger ranked second in Minors with 35 home runs
January 5, 2011

Paul Goldschmidt should have D-backs fans excited after slugging his way through his first full season in the Minors last summer. A 6-foot-4 first baseman, he led all Class A batters with 35 homers for Visalia, ranking second in the Minors. Goldschmidt was named California League MVP and Rookie of