Naturals No-Hit Cardinals
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Four Northwest Arkansas Natural pitchers combined to throw nine innings of no-hit ball as the Naturals defeated Springfield 2-0 at Arvest Ballpark Thursday night.
Greg Holland made the start, his second for the Naturals on a major league rehab assignment. He struck out the side in the first on just 14 pitches in his only inning of work. Wil Myers got the first run of the game in the bottom of the first with the third consecutive single of the inning.
Chris Dwyer came in in the second and threw 6.2 innings without allowing a hit. Brendan Lafferty relieved Dwyer in the eighth and go Kolten Wong to fly out to end the inning.
Kendal Volz worked a perfect ninth to seal the no-no.
The no-hitter is the second in franchise history, and it is the first time the Springfield Cardinals have been no-hit.
The series continues Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 7:30 p.m.