On Friday night, lefty Nathan Kirby of the University of Virginia (no. 3 in the lastest Baseball America rankings) not only twirled a no-hitter against Pitt but also struck out 18 of the 29 batters he faced. Those 18 strikeouts are one shy of the ACC record.
The Cavaliers won the game 4-0. Kirby's lone blemishes were a walk and a reached-on-error. His ERA on the season now stands at 1.03, which, you'll note, is good.
If the following quote from Kirby is any guide, then he enjoyed a few called strikes on the night (source: VirginiaSports.com):
"It was one of those nights where the umpire and I were on the same page."
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So 12 swinging strikeouts. Not bad at all. And the call of the final out ...
You see, at least one slice of this night belongs to Nathan Kirby, moundsman and Cavalier.