D-Backs minor-leaguer Brad Allen throws no-hitter

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Here's the relevant portion of the box score from Saturday night's Midwest League clash between South Bend and West Michigan:

Indeed, Diamondbacks minor-leaguer Brad Allen threw a nine-inning no-hitter against the Whitecaps. On the night, Allen struck out nine and retired 27 of the 28 batters his faced -- his lone blemish being a two-out walk in the first inning. It was the first time West Michigan had been no-hit at home in more than a decade (source: MiLB.com).

The 24-year-old Allen spent the last two seasons in the independent Frontier League before joining the Diamondbacks organization prior to the 2013 campaign. This season, the undrafted Arkansas State product has pitched to a 4.67 ERA and 2.83 K/BB ratio across 18 starts.

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