Three Gwinnett Braves pitchers combine on no-hitter

Gwinnett’s Rob Wooten, Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez combined to throw the second no-hitter in club history Thursday night, a 3-0 win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field.

It’s the first no-hitter for the G-Braves (36-45) since right-hander Todd Redmond accomplished the feat on May 28, 2010, also at Louisville.

Wooten (1-1), making just his second career start in spot duty, set a career high for innings pitched and strikeouts as he fanned eight. He did not walk a batter and threw 45 of his 61 pitches for strikes.

Marksberry entered to begin the seventh. He struck out two in two perfect innings and Ramirez retired all three batters he faced in the ninth.

Louisville got its only two baserunners of the night in the fourth. Wooten struck out Jermaine Curtis, but strike three bounced away from catcher Anthony Recker, allowing Curtis to reach first base. Scott Schebler then got to first on a fielding error by shortstop Sean Kazmar Jr.

Kazmar went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Gwinnett’s offense.