Cincinnati Reds prospect and former Dayton Dragon Tyler Mahle pitched his first no-hitter Monday night.
Mahle, a 6-foot-4 right-hander, struck out six in a 4-0 win over Jupiter in Florida State League play. Mahle, 21, allowed just one baserunner — he hit a batter with a pitch in the third inning — en route to the 20th no-hitter in Daytona history. Mahle threw 106 pitches, 76 for strikes.
“I was feeling good,” Mahle told MILB.com. “I wasn’t feeling amazing, but I was confident going in that we had a pretty good idea on what these guys wanted to do. [Wendolyn] Bautista threw a great game yesterday and I tried to study that. I told my catcher [Chad Tromp], you know these guys from yesterday. It was the same catcher, I’m gonna trust what you put down and trust our defense.
Mahle, the Reds’ No. 11 prospect, is 8-3 with a 2.50 ERA in 13 starts for Daytona. Last season in Dayton, he was 13-8 with a 2.43 ERA in 26 starts.
Mahle, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., was a seventh-round draft pick of the Reds in 2013.
The Tortugas are the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Reds.