Rookie trio combines for Tri-City no-hitter

Astros prospects McCanna, Garza and Person issue just one walk in team's first no-no since 2008

Rookie trio combines for Tri-City no-hitter

Class A Short Season Tri-City leaned on a trio of first-year players to complete a team no-hitter against Aberdeen on Thursday night.

The ValleyCats won, 5-0, thanks to the work of three of Houston's 2015 Draft picks: Kevin McCanna (13th round, Rice), Ralph Garza (29th round, Oklahoma) and Zac Person (ninth round, LSU). McCanna started the game and allowed the team's only blemish -- a walk -- in four innings of near-perfect work that included five strikeouts.

Garza was fantastic, striking out seven batters in four frames. He turned the ball over to Person in the ninth and the 22-year-old required 15 pitches to sit down the final three hitters.

Tri-City last had a no-hitter in 2008, when Shane Wolf, David Miller and Ashton Mowdy helped the ValleyCats defeat Oneonta, 10-0.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.