COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — In baseball, pitchers are always trying to prevent the other team from getting a hit. On Thursday night, the West Michigan Whitecaps completely succeeded at that during a 4-0 win.
A combination of four pitchers kept the Fort Wayne Tin Caps from getting a single hit during their game on July 15, the first no-hitter for the team since June 13, 2000.
Sandel De La Cruz started, pitching 3 2/3 innings. He walked 3 batters, and committed an error trying to pick off a runner. He also struck out two.
Michael Beinlien relieved De La Cruz in the fourth, and pitched through the fifth inning. He struck out two, and allowed a walk. Jared Tobey and Bryce Tassin both pitched scoreless innings to secure the no-hitter. Beinlien was credited with the win.
The no-hitter was the second game of a doubleheader in which the Whitecaps allowed no runs at all.