Hernandez Loses No-Hitter, But Wins Game

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nick Hernandez finished four outs shy of a no-hitter as Lakewood rolled to their fourth straight win, 9-1 over Greensboro on Sunday afternoon.

Hernandez (3-1) was bidding for the fourth no-hitter in team history, but gave up a solo home run to Chris Wade with two outs in the eighth.

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He finished off that inning and has now allowed two earned runs over 28 innings covering his last four starts.

“He pitched a great game today,” said manager Mark Parent. “He challenged hitters all day, and that’s what he’s done all year.”

Jiwan James made two over-the-shoulder catches, one in left-center field and one at the centerfield wall to aid Hernandez, and Parent called those “Willie Mays type catches.”

Offensively, Lakewood scored four runs in the second inning, including a two run single by Sebastian Valle to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Jonathan Singleton homered in the third and Leandro Castro’s two-run double keyed a three-run fourth.

Singleton’s home run was his second and came in just his fourth game with Lakewood. The 2009 eighth-round pick joined the BlueClaws on Thursday.

The BlueClaws (21-16) have now won four games in a row for the third time this year and are five games over .500 for the first time in 2010. Greensboro falls to 16-21.

Greensboro starter Bryan Evans (4-1) gave up eight runs (seven earned) over four innings to take his first loss of the season.

Notebook: Jonathan Villar extended his hitting streak to 10 with a second-inning RBI single.


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