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Class-A: Tortugas’ RHP Tyler Mahle No-Hits Hammerheads

RHP Tyler Mahle pitched a no-hitter on Monday. (Photo:www.Reds.com)

RHP Tyler Mahle pitched a no-hitter on Monday. (Photo:www.Reds.com)

Cincinnati Reds’ prospect RHP Tyler Mahle has added a very big accomplishment to his young career, some that many veteran pitchers even dream of.

At Roger Dean Stadium on Monday afternoon, as the Jupiter Hammerheads hosted the Daytona Tortugas, the right-hander pitched led the Tortugas to 4-0 win as he no-hit the Hammerheads.

Ranked as the eleventh best prospect in the Reds’ organization, the twenty-one year old used just 106 pitches  and faced the minimum amount of batters in his nine outing inning that with no hits or walks allowed while striking out eight batters. The only issue that Mahle had that prevented him from a perfect game was when he hit Jupiter’s Brain Schales with a pitch in the bottom of the third.

Since being drafted by the Reds in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB Draft, Mahle has impressed throughout his Minor League journey so far. This season, with the promotion to Advanced-A Daytona of the Florida State League, Mahle is 8-3 with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. MiLB.com named Mahle as the Reds’ Minor League All-Star after the 2015 season for his 13-8 record in his first full season of pro ball.

The Tortugas got on the board early by scoring two runs in the top of the first, a RBI single by Angelo Gumbs to send home Blake Trahan and then a run scored by Aristides Aquino after Gavin La Valley grounded out for a 2-0 game.

In the top of the eighth, Aquino then hit a two run homer on a line drive to left field to put the Tortugas up 4-0 which would be enough to back Mahle’s gem of an outing and the win.

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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