Indians duo throws no-hitter for Lake County

April 25th, 2018

A pair of Indians' prospects -- Francisco Perez and James Karinchak -- combined to throw the fourth no-hitter in Class A Lake County history, as the duo led a 4-0 win over West Michigan on Wednesday.
The duo walked six, but struck out five over seven scoreless innings, as the game was the first half of a doubleheader.
Perez, making his third start of the year, got the ball for the Captains and threw the first 6 1/3 innings. The lefty, who walked seven in his last start, struggled with command once again as he walked six and threw 57 of his 98 pitches for strikes. However, Perez struck out four and kept the Whitecaps out of the hit column before handing off to Karinchak.
Taking over with the bases loaded, Karinchak came in to a tough spot, but made quick work of the final two batters, notching a strikeout and then getting a flyout to end the game.
Will Benson, the Indians' No. 7 prospect, provided half of the offense for the Captains as he drove in two of the four runs via solo homers in the fourth and sixth innings.