|Keith Long threw the first no-hitter in the D-III
season to open a doubleheader with UMHB.
Texas-Tyler athletics photo by Lang White
Texas-Tyler (4-2) swept two games over Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-5) on February 24. The first game was highlighted by a no-hitter from junior right-handed pitcher Keith Long with Texas-Tyler earning a 3-0 win. The Patriots trailed early in the second game before exploding for 10 runs over the final three innings to secure the sweep. Long finished the day with 11 strikeouts in his seven innings of work. He was responsible for just one baserunner on a walk while two others reached base via errors during the game.
Birmingham-Southern defeated the Roanoke Maroons 7-0 on Monday March 4, improving to 9-4 on the year. Early offensive production and shutdown pitching propelled the Panthers to the win, a combined no-hitter against the Maroons. Sophomore Adam Richards got the start for BSC and pitched four no-hit innings. Junior southpaw Hanan Mauldin came in in relief and continued to sit down batters, pitching two shutout innings and earning up his first win of the season. Preston Jenkins, Tristan Harvin and Paul Williamson finished out the combined no-hitter, each pitching one inning.
Grove City College sophomore pitcher Lake Pry threw the Wolverines' first no-hitter in 19 years Thursday March 7 to help lead Grove City to a 10-0 victory over Penn State New Kensington at Lake Myrtle Field. The game went eight innings instead of the scheduled nine innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Pry struck out 13 batters and allowed only one walk. He faced 25 batters, one over the minimum. He is the first Grove City's pitcher to throw a no-hitter since May 3, 2000, when J.G. Louden no-hit Oberlin in the season finale. Pry's 13 strikeouts are the most for a Grove City pitcher since Erik Arnesen mowed down 13 Pitt-Greensburg batters March 18, 2006.
|Tyler Showers no-hitter was the second for Arcadia.
Arcadia athletis photo
Hope opened the 2019 season in grand fashion Friday March 15 by firing the eighth no-hitter in team history. The Flying Dutchmen recorded an 11-0 victory in seven innings against Clarkson in Auburndale, Florida. Starting pitcher Sean Hoey combined with relievers Matt VanDyken and Max Gaishin to no-hit a Clarkson team that scored 13 runs in its first game on Friday. A righthander, Hoey threw 79 pitches over 5.2 innings before exiting due to a pre-determined pitch count. He struck out nine and walked three.
Arcadia swept Messiah in a doubleheader in almost perfect fashion on Saturday March 16th in Port St. Lucie, Fla. With the wins, the Knights have won four of their last five games, improving to 6-4 on the season. In the second game Tyler Showers was near perfect on the bump for Arcadia as he recorded the program's second ever no-hitter, leading the Knights to victory. Former Knights' hurler Matt Melcher no-hit Gwyneed-Mercy in the first round of the 2002 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) tournament in an Arcadia 4-0. Showers needed only 87 pitches to accomplish the feat as he struck out six, with his only blemish coming on a lead-off walk to start the fourth inning.
TCNJ pitchers Matt Volpe and Nickolas Kleftogiannis combined to pitch a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against Hamilton on March 19 Tuesday afternoon at the RussMatt Invitational. The Lions won that game, 9-1, before winning the second game, 7-1. Both games were played in seven innings. Volpe, a freshman making his collegiate pitching debut, pitched five hitless innings. He struck out six and walked just two, and he started with a first-pitch strike on 12 of the 18 batters he faced. Kleftogiannis came in for the bottom of the sixth, and he set Hamilton down in order in both of his innings. He threw 30 pitches in his two innings, and 22 of them went for strikes.
Freshman left-hander Keaton Hamilton and junior reliever CJ Otteman combined to throw the second no-hitter for Hope in six days on Wednesday March 20 in Auburndale, Florida. The Flying Dutchmen beat Minnesota-Morris, 6-2, in seven innings in Game 1 of a non-league doubleheader with the ninth no-hitter in team history. Keaton, a Grandville High School product, started and pitched 6 2/3 innings. In his second collegiate start, Hamilton (1-0) struck out eighth and allowed five baserunners (four walks and one hit batter). Otteman, a Zeeland High High School product, entered with two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh and retired the final batter on a strikeout. Hope completed the sweep with an 8-0 victory in Game 2. The Flying Dutchmen are now 8-0 on season and went unbeaten during their annual spring break trip for the first time in team history.
Senior pitcher Brian Johnson became the only student-athlete in the Springfield program's Division III history to throw multiple no hitters, as the Pride knocked off Emerson, 7-1, in game one, before defeating the Lions in game two, 11-5, to begin NEWMAC) play on March 24 at Pete Frates Diamond. Johnson pitched 9.0 innings, holding Emerson hitless while picking up nine strikeouts en route to his first win of the season. Johnson was also the last Springfield College baseball student-athlete to throw a no hitter, as he did so in a 5-0 win over Colby Sawyer on March 17, 2017. Before that, the last no hitter to be thrown within the program was by Kevin Cahill '01 G'04, when he no hit cross-town rival Western New England in the 2001 season.