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Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter bids for back-to-back no-hitters; coach’s name ends pursuit

Vanderbilt's Jack Leiter bids for back-to-back no-hitters; coach's call ends pursuit



Jack Leiter was six outs away from throwing consecutive nine-inning no-hitters. The Vanderbilt sophomore right-hander was slicing by the Missouri lineup Friday night time. 

Then Commodores head coach Tim Corbin determined to present Leiter the remainder of the night time off. 

It was a sound long-term determination. Leiter had thrown 101 pitches by seven innings, No. 1 Vandy was main the Tigers 11-0 and the Commodores’ season has about three extra months to run.

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However Leiter was making an attempt to go all Johnny Vander Meer in convention play. He no-hit South Carolina final Saturday on 124 pitches. Two extra environment friendly innings in opposition to Mizzou would have gotten him to that threshold once more.

Plus, he was nonetheless dealing like this within the seventh:

After dealing like this within the sixth:

So as an alternative of back-to-back no-hitters, Leiter now has a 16 2/3-inning hitless streak. The final hit he allowed was on March 13 in opposition to Oklahoma State. Total, he has given up seven hits and two runs (one earned) in 36 innings. He’s firmly on monitor to affix dad Al, uncle Mark and cousin Mark as an expert pitcher this summer season. 

When you’re questioning whether or not Vandy’s bullpen preserved the no-no: It didn’t. Mizzou managed two hits and three runs within the backside of the ninth. It is simply as nicely. A mixed a no-hitter in a late-March SEC recreation would have been underwhelming. Leiter going back-to-back would have been overwhelming.



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