Joe Wieland made history Friday night.
The Bishop Manogue High graduate fired a no-hitter for the Frisco Roughriders over the San Antonio Missions, 3-0. The no-hitter is the fourth in Roughriders’ history but just the first by one pitcher alone.
Wieland was a fourth-round draft pick out of Bishop Manogue in 2008 by the Texas Rangers.
The Roughriders are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Rangeres.
Wieland has had an outstanding season this year at two stops, Class A Myrtle Beach and Frisco. He is 10-3 with a 1.80 earned run average this year at Myrtle Beach and Frisco combined. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound righthander has struck out 132 hitters in 129.2 innings and walked just 15.
Wieldand was brilliant against San Antonio, the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. He threw 74 of his 109 pitches for strikes, striking out seven and walking just one. The one baserunner he allowed — a walk to Andrew Parrino — was quickly caught stealing as Wieland faced the minimum 27 hitters.
A crowd of 4,653 witnessed the 2:11 gem by Wieland, who is now 4-0 this year with a 1.23 ERA at Frisco. Wieland struck out 96 and walked just four at Myrtle Beach and has fanned 36 with 11 walks at Frisco.
The 21-year-old Wieland has been rumored in trade talks involving the Rangers this week. One rumor had him going to the Padres in a deal that would have brought Padres’ reliever Mike Adams to Texas.
“I love the Rangers,” Wieland told minorleaguebaseball.com this season. “I feel like I wouldn’t be where I’m at if I wasn’t in this system. As a pitcher I feel like this is the best system to be in for developmental reasons.”