BELOIT, Wis. -- Beloit pitchers Zack Erwin and Joseph Camacho combined for a no-hitter Wednesday night in a 3-0 Snappers victory to deny the River Bandits a chance to clinch a playoff spot.
Erwin (6-4) started and pitched six hitless innings, while Joseph Camacho came on in relief to finish off the nine-inning no-hitter. Both pitchers walked a batter.
It is just the ninth time in the Bandits' 58-year history they have been no-hit and the first time since May 17, 2014, when Kane County's Tyler Skulina and Nathan Dorris worked a combined no-hitter in a 3-0 game.
The loss denied Quad-Cities in its first opportunity to clinch a playoff berth. Peoria, seven games back with a win Wednesday, and Beloit at 9.5 games behind Q-C, remain in the chase for second-half playoff berths with 11 games remaining in the regular season.
The Bandits could clinch a berth with a win tonight over the Snappers in the final game of a three-game series.
Clinton 1, Burlington 0: Nick Zammarelli singled home Joe Rizzo in the top of the first inning, and that was all the run support Steven Ridings needed in the LumberKings' shutout victory Wednesday in Burlington.
Ridings allowed just four hits and walked one in 7.2 shutout innings, striking out seven for his first win with Clinton. Wyatt Mills allowed one hit in 1.1 innings for his fourth save.
Zammarelli finished 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI, while Louis Boyd was 2-for-4 for the LumberKings, who have won three in a row and four of five.