LOUSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Bats season-long offensive struggles at home reached a new low Thursday night.
The Bats struck out 11 times and were no-hit by a trio of Gwinnett Brave pitchers in a 3-0 loss to open the four-game series. Starter Rob Wooten (1-1, 2.08) struck out eight in six innings of work. He was followed by Matt Marksburry who went two hitless innings and Jose Ramirez who got the save after a hitless ninth.
Louisville's Scott Schebler took Wooten to the warning track in left, a ball that was snared by a running Ronnier Mustelier to end the inning. The only other real scoring threat for the home team came with one out in the fourth when Jermaine Curtis reached on a wild pitch by Wooten after striking out. He then advanced to second when Schebler reached on an error by shortstop Sean Kazmar. Both runners were stranded after Steve Selsky flew out and Kyle Waldrop grounded out.
It was the first time Louisville was no-hit since July 30th, 2014 at Columbus. The last time they were no-hit at home came on May 28th, 2010 against Gwinnett.
Game two of the series is Friday night at 7:05.
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