February 2, 2015

2015 no-hitters

Clayton Freimuth's first game as a Bobcat was the seasons first no-hitter.
Frostburg State athletics photo

Frostburg senior Clayton Freimuth took the mound for his first start as a Bobcat February 21 and made it a most memorable one, throwing a no-hitter to cap a doubleheader sweep of Guilford, 8-0 and 3-0.

In the first of a three-game series with La Verne, Redlands' Felix Minjarez no hit the Leopards. He tossed an eight-inning, no-hitter, as the Bulldogs enjoyed smooth sailing in the 10-0 mercy-rule victory on February 27.

On Friday March 7, Jesse Bogacz tossed the first no-hitter for Kenyon in nearly seven years. Bogacz directed Kenyon to a seven inning 4-0 win over Immaculata. The no-hitter was Kenyon's first since Geoff Bollier and Nate Fedor combined to shut down Hiram on March 13, 2008.

Trinity (Texas) finished off a weekend series at Schreiner with a 10-2 win on Sunday March 8, highlighted by four Tiger pitchers combining for a no-hitter. Ryan Gray, Chris Tate, Troy Nelson, and Taylor Hoesen combined for the honor, and the quartet of Tiger hurlers combined for 15 strikeouts in the game. Gray started the game and gave up two runs on eight walks. The game marked Trinity's first no-hitter since 2006, when Brian Oates and Chuck Huggins both achieved the rare feat in the same season.  This is the ninth no-hitter in Tiger baseball history, as well as the second combined no-hitter.

Charlie Gaines and Matt Crowell (pictured) were unable to get the Red Devils a win, depite not allowing a single hit to the Beloit Bucs.
Dickinson athletics photo by James Rasp

Beloit claimed a 1-0 decision in the opener of a doubleheader with Dickinson on Monday March 9, despite a combined no-hitter from Red Devils Charlie Gaines and Matt Cowell, who each threw three innings, combining for six strikeouts. A lead-off walk, walk, balk, and groundout accounted for the lone run for Beloit.

Two days after Jesse Bogacz blanked Immaculata, junior Paul Henshaw no-hit the Westminster (Pa.) in the second game of a doubleheader. The Lords opened the day with a 4-2 win and then used Henshaw's efforts to complete the sweep with a 7-0 victory. Henshaw worked all seven innings of the game-two win and struck out nine batters. He did not walk or hit any Westminster batters. The only two runners the Titans got on base were via a third-strike wild pitch in the fourth inning and an error in the sixth inning. Neither of those runners reached second base.

Junior right-hander Neal Krentz tossed a seven-inning no-hitter, the first in UAA Baseball Championship history, as Case Western Reserve defeated Rochester 12-0 in Sanford, Florida. Krentz walked five and struck out eight, retiring the side in order in the third and fifth innings.

Sophomores Travis Stahulak and Aaron Kieweg combined for a no-hitter Saturday March 14 to lead Wisconsin Lutheran to 4-0 victory over Emerson in game one of a two game set. The no-hitter is the first known no-hitter in program history.

Jacob Sheaf (pictured) threw the first six innings in a ten inning no-hitter with Connor Golden pitching the final four.
Capital athletics photo

Capital's Jacob Sheaf and Connor Golden combine to no-hit the DePauw Tigers in an unconventional way during its 10-inning, 3-2 win on Saturday March 14. While not the norm, the no-hitter was adequately celebrated following a 6-4-3, game-ending double play induced by Golden.

Junior Eric Morell fired a no-hitter for a 2-0 win to complete LaGrange's sweep of its USA South doubleheader against William Peace on Saturday March 21. The no-hitter was the team's first since the 2009 season, when four pitchers combined against Rust in a 9-0 win. Morell faced only two batters over the minimum of 27. He walked four and struck out a season-high seven batters.

Senior Nick Malatos and first-year John Floegel combined on a no-hitter as Babson defeated Keene State, 5-1, in a rain-shortened five-inning contest at the New England Baseball Complex on Thursday March 26. The game ended when the Keene State batter hit into a game ending triple play. The no-hitter was the first for the Beavers since 1991 when Brian Juneau held Clark without a hit in a 12-0 victory.

SUNY Canton sophomore Derek Harkin tossed a no-hitter in the second game of a twinbill on the road but host St. Joseph's College Brooklyn defeated the Roos, 1-0 on Saturday March 28. Harkin threw his first career no-hitter and the second in as many seasons for SUNY Canton. The sophomore struck out two and walked seven batters in six innings.

The oldest sport at Coe added another mark in the history books on Saturday March 28, as senior Connor Alberhasky threw the third no-hitter in school history against Loras. Alberhasky faced one over the minimum in the 7-0 win. He walked one and stuck out five in the victory.

Carson Adams' no-hitter earned him a spot on the seventh D3baseball.com Team of the Week.
Texas-Tyler athletics photo

Texas-Tyler sophomore pitcher Cason Adams pitched just the second no-hitter in program history, leading the Patriots to a 4-0 win over Hardin-Simmons in game one on Saturday March 28. Adams was almost perfect in the game, allowing just two batters who both reached base on walks. The sophomore struck out nine batters on the historic day, while the Patriots' offense totaled four runs on the day.

It may have taken until March 30 for the Lancaster Bible to play its first home games of the season, but considering the pitching dominance that was showcased and the history that was made, the waiting was well worth it. Lancaster Bible junior Nate Burns threw the program's first no-hitter in game one to guide the Chargers to a 16-0 victory over Valley Forge.

Senior starter Shane Nolan threw a no-hitter to lead Rutgers-Newark to a 14-0 win over Drew Tuesday April, 7 in Madison, N.J.  The senior righty carried a perfect game into the ninth inning, but an error ended that bid with nobody out. Despite the error, Nolan kept his cool, inducing a 4-6-3 double-play groundout on the next batter before a popup to third base completed the no-no.

Junior right hander Tyler Krolikowski worked the second no-hitter in program history on Saturday April 11, helping the Dolphins to a doubleheader split in a key Skyline Conference doubleheader at Maritime. The Dolphins dropped the first contest 6-3 and rebounded to down the Privateers 3-0 behind Krolikowski's no-hitter. Only one Maritime runner reached scoring position in the game as Krolikowski went 7.0 innings and struck out 14 batters,

Swarthmore sophomore pitcher Aidan Miller threw the first Garnet no-hitter since Steve Farneth achieved the feat in 1997, but Swarthmore fell 1-0 to homestanding Washington College on Sunday, Apr. 12 for the team's fourth consecutive loss. The righty struck out six and walked three in eight innings of work, but picked up his first loss of the season. Miller's no-no is also the 13th in Centennial Conference history and the first solo since Zach Jones of McDaniel tossed a no-hitter on March 9, 2013.

Mike Richardson fired a no-hitter to lead Salem State to a 1-0 victory on April 14 in the first game of a MASCAC doubleheader against Framingham State. Richardson struck out six while allowing only one Framingham State player to reach base.

Junior pitcher Dylan Pingitore pitched a no-hitter as Rhode Island College defeated UMass Dartmouth, 11-0 (7 innings), in Little East Conference action played at Anchorman Field on Tuesday afternoon, April 14. Pingitore allowed just four baserunners, on three walks and an error, to go along with eight strikeouts.

In his first start of the season, Castleton's Conner Johnson tossed his second career no-hitter to lead the Spartans to a doubleheader sweep , 2-1 and 1-0, over the Colby-Sawyer Chargers on April 15th at Spartan Field.  Johnson was in outstanding form on the mound in game two, tossing eight innings with just two walks and five strikeouts to improve to 1-0 on the season.

Josh Outsen's perfect game was the 15th since 2007.
St. Joseph's (L.I.) athletics photo

Junior pitcher Cameron Yen was one pitch from a perfect game in the opener, but settled for a no-hitter as the Sagehens swept two games from Caltech 13-0 and 16-0 on Saturday April 18th at Alumni Field.

Senior pitcher Kyle Storm threw his first career no-hitter to propel Northland past North Central 10-0 in seven innings on April 24th. Strom went the distance in the first no-hitter in Northland program history since 2006 only allowing two runners to reach and striking out 11 hitters.

Senior ace Dan Scheibe threw the first nine-inning no-hitter by a Whitworth pitcher in the metal bat era to forever trademark the Pirates' debut in the inaugural Northwest Conference Tournament, a 2-0 win over Linfield on Friday April 24th at PLU Field. Scheibe's no-hitter was the first by a Whitworth pitcher since former Pirate Matt Squires no-hit George Fox in a seven-inning game on April 7, 2001.