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Kirby throws a no-hitter as Hounds open playoffs with a win

The Austin Greyhounds opened their best-of-three playoff series with an 8-0 win over Dodge County in Hayfield Thursday night.

John Kirby pithced a no-hitter for the Hounds and Alex Ciola drove in three runs.

The Hounds will host Dodge County in game two in Marcusen Park at 7 p.m. Saturday.

If Austin wins that game, it advances. If the Hounds lose, they’ll play an elimination game in Marcusen at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Hounds pitching: John Kirby (W) 9 IP, 5 BB, 0 R, 10 K

Hounds hitting: Dan Bollingberg, 1-for-1, 5 BBs, RBI; Ciola, 3-for-5, 3 RBIs; Jordan Hart, 1-for-4, BB; Kirby, 1-for-4, HBP, 2 R; Angel Santiago, 0-for-2, HBP, 2 BBs, 2 R; Isaac Schumacher, 0-for-3, 2 BBs, 2 R; Jack Dankert, 1-for-4, 3 RBIs, BB, 2 R