|Nick Noack threw a no-hitter in his second start for the Johnnies.
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Pacific pitchers Aiden Prentice and Drew Fagerness combined on the six-inning, no-hitter in a 6-1 non-conference win over the Whitman Blues on February 19th for the first no-no of the 2017 season.
Whitman made sure their NWC opener was a memorable one with first-year Eric Ma's no-hitter in the Blues' 2-0 win over Whitworth Saturday February 25 at Borleske Stadium in the nightcap. Ma's gem left a sparklingly clean scorebook as he allowed one baserunner in only the second, third, fourth and eighth innings, each via a walk. In between he was in even greater command with 12 strikeouts in shutting down the Pirates in order over the other five innings.
Saint John's junior pitcher Nick Noack started the season with a bang, hurling a seven-inning no-hitter in a 1-0 win over UW-La Crosse on Februry 26. He struck out seven and totaled 71 pitches against a La Crosse team that advanced to the NCAA Division III World Series, batted .370 and scored 452 runs in 49 games a year ago. The no-hitter was the Johnnies' first since April 21, 2011 (Hayden Zimmerman '12 vs. Saint Mary's).
Cairn continued their winning ways with a doubleheader sweep of the Valley Forge Patriots on Thursday March 2nd. The Highlanders emerged victorious with a 24-11 win in Game One after a sloppy showing from both sides. Cairn cleaned up their play for Game Two, and shutdown the Patriots on both sides of the ball. Eric Stringlen and Matthew Meyers combined for a five-inning, darkness shortened no-hitter in a 13-0 victory. Stinglen worked the first three innings and walked two batters while striking out four. Meyers struck out one in two perfect innings of relief.
Christopher Arcos fired a seven-inning no-hitter as La Verne routed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for a 10-0 win in the second game of a doubleheader at Ben Hines Field on Saturday March 4. The Chino Hills native struck out five batters and was perfect in the last five innings of the game after issuing two walks in the first two innings. And he was economical with his pitches, throwing a total of 88 pitches.
|Zach Cooney and Zach Youngberg made history with Neumann's only combined no-hitter and only one pitched on their home diamond.
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Sophomore right-hander Paul Wetmore recorded Western New England's first no-hitter since 2013 as the Golden Bears opened their 2017 campaign with a doubleheader split against SUNY Old Westbury on March 5th at the Baseball Heaven Complex. Wetmore struck out six batters and walked four during his 96-pitch, no-hit performance. Wetmore, who pitched just 9.2 innings over six appearances as a freshman last spring, is the third Golden Bear to accomplish the feat over the past 13 seasons.
Neumann defeated Salisbury 6-1 on Tuesday March 7 behind a combined no-hitter by Zach Cooney and Zach Youngberg. This is the first combined no-hitter for the Knights and the first no-hitter at home. Neumann had a no-hitter by Ray Schmoltze on March 27, 2010 in a 12-1 win against Centenary in the first game of a doubleheader in Hackettstown, N.J. Cooney started the home opener and went 7.0 innings. He allowed one unearned run and struck out five. Youngberg pitched the eighth and ninth innings.