Wednesday April 15th, 2015

The West Virginia Power, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Class A South Atlantic League affiliate, threw a combined no-hitter against the Hagerstown Suns on Wednesday but lost the game, 1-0.

In the top of the first inning, two Hagerstown batters walked and a third was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. West Virginia pitcher Jake Burnette then walked in a run. 

The game lasted only seven innings because it was part of a double-header. 

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Burnette was replaced after 2/3 inning by Jose Regalado, who pitched 5 1/3 innings without giving up a hit. Eric Dorsch pitched the final inning. 

The West Virginia offense managed four hits but was 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left three on base. 

The last minor-league team to lose a no-hitter was the GCL Pirates in 2013. Two teams in major-league history have lost no-hitters—the 1964 Houston Colt .45s and 1967 Baltimore Orioles

West Virginia's no-hitter was the second one in the minor leagues Wednesday. James Dykstra of the Class A Winston-Salem Dash shut down the Potomac Nationals in a seven-inning game earlier in the day. 

- Dan Gartland

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