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Former Sherwood star Jason Townsend, who now pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Double-A minor-league team in Altoona, Pa., throws during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Townsend, one of the team’s top relievers, came on in the fifth inning of a no-hitter and pitched three near-perfect innings before two of his teammates came on and closed out the franchise’s second-ever no-no. (Jeremy Boland/Altoona Curve)

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Comeback kid

It took former Sherwood star Jason Townsend nearly two months to return from a scary injury and find his form again, and Thursday night he helped combine to throw a no-hitter with three other pitchers on his minor-league Double-A Altoona Curves baseball team.

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