It has been 18 years since the West Virginia Mountaineers have thrown a 9-inning no-hitter and it almost occured 18 years to the day. March 8, 2002 Billy Biggs, threw a no-hitter against Buffalo. Tonight, four pitchers, including three freshmen, combined for a no-hitter against Kent State.
Freshman pitcher Tyler Strechay pitched five scoreless frames before yielding the ball to senior Dillon Meadows for two innings. Freshman Skylar Gonzalez would handle the eighth inning and Jacob Watters was able to deliver the final hitless inning of the night.
The Mountaineers offense made sure that this pitching performance would not be wasted as they pounded out three homeruns and scored 8 runs on 10 hits.
The win extended the Mountaineers midweek nonconference home winning streak to 13 games. West Virginia has also won their past four games against Kent State. The no-hit win was the first of Stretchay’s career at WVU.