Casey, Remy throw no-hitter for South Bend

May 7th, 2019

A pair of Chicago Cubs farmhands combined to throw a no-hitter for Class A South Bend on Monday in a 2-0 win over Cedar Rapids.

Starting pitcher Derek Casey was dominant as he fired seven perfect frames with six strikeouts while throwing 55 of his 76 pitches for strikes. It was a career-long outing for the 23-year-old righty, whom the Cubs selected in the ninth round in the 2018 MLB Draft out of the University of Virginia.

The first batter reliever Peyton Remy faced in the eighth reached base via an infield error to end South Bend’s chance of a combined perfect game. However, the 22-year-old right-hander immediately picked off the Kernels’ first baserunner of the game at first base, and then pitched around a two-out walk to preserve the Cubs’ no-hit bid.

Returning for the ninth inning, Remy recorded back-to-back strikeouts to open the frame before another infield throwing error brought the tying run to the plate.

On the very next pitch, the 2017 17th-round pick induced a popout to the third baseman in foul territory to seal the no-hitter.

First baseman Tyler Durna’s two-run home run in the fifth inning accounted for all the offense in a game that saw South Bend collect just three hits against Kernels starter Josh Winder.

Winder, 22, went the distance in the loss, allowing two walks while striking out six over eight innings.

It was the first no-hitter thrown by South Bend since June 6, 2018, when Rollie Lacy and Ben Hecht accomplished the feat against Fort Wayne.