The Burlington Bees took a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the Dayton Dragons in their 7-0 win at Fifth Third Field on Thursday.
Bees righty Jose Soriano pitched the first six innings of the game, allowing three walks but no hits while striking out nine batters. The Los Angeles Angels prospect is now 3-2 with a 1.72 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 20 walks in 31.1 innings (seven games/six starts) for the Bees this season.
Right-hander Austin Krzeminski pitched the final three frames for the Bees, and lost the no-hitter when he allowed a leadoff single to Dragons shortstop Miguel Hernandez in the bottom of the 9th inning. That was the only hit allowed by Burlington.
Nonie Williams, D.C. Arendas and Kevin Maitan each homered for the Bees.
The one-hitter came just three days after the Midwest League’s last no-hitter, by the South Bend Cubs on Monday.
Mariners call up Long
Former Dragons infielder Shed Long was called up to the major-league level by the Seattle Mariners on Friday. His first game appearance will be his MLB debut.
Long played 136 games with the 2015-16 Dragons, cumulatively batting .281 with 17 homers, 31 doubles, 61 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Primarily a second baseman, Long was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Mariners in January of this year.