Nats' prospects throw no-hitter for Harrisburg

April 12th, 2019

A trio of Nationals farmhands led by Erick Fedde combined to throw the first no-hitter of the 2019 season in Double-A Harrisburg’s 2-0 win over Bowie on Thursday.


The Senators’ last no-hitter came in 2013, and they’ve now accomplished the feat on five occasions since 1987.

Fedde struck out five, allowed one walk and hit one batter while working the first six innings. After issuing a two-out free pass in the first inning, the 26-year-old right-hander retired 13 of the next 15 batters before departing the game with 79 pitches (50 strikes).

Left-hander Jordan Mills replaced Fedde in the seventh inning and promptly retired six of seven batters over the next two frames, pitching around a walk as he furthered Harrisburg’s no-hit bid.

Closer Aaron Barrett handled the ninth inning with aplomb, retiring three Top 30 Orioles prospects in order -- Ryan McKenna, Ryan Bannon and Yusniel Diaz -- as he sealed the Senators’ combined no-hitter with his second save.

Rhett Wiseman went 3-for-4 with an RBI to pace Harrisburg’s offense. Third baseman Drew Ward also plated a run, while Nationals No. 3 prospect Luis Garcia (No. 74 overall), the youngest player at the Double-A level, went 1-for-3 and scored a run out of the leadoff spot.