Johnson Takes No-Hit Bid Into Sixth
Dash starter Erik Johnson took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Sunday afternoon against Potomac at Pfitzner Stadium.
On his 71st pitch of the inning, Johnson surrendered his first hit of the day, a Francisco Soriano single to center on a first-pitch fastball. The only other runner to reach before that knock was Jason Martinson thanks to an error in the second.
Johnson’s no-hit bid matched the longest by a Winston-Salem hurler this season. Justin Collop also lost a no-hitter with two outs in the sixth inning at Myrtle Beach July 13.
A Dash hurler has taken a no-hitter into the sixth inning four times this season, but Winston’s opposition has mustered a hit during the sixth frame in all four instances.
Thanks to back-to-back homers from Dan Black and Cyle Hankerd plus a Mike Blanke RBI double in the top of the seventh, Winston-Salem leads this rubber match 4-0 at Potomac. Listen to the end here.