|Posted March 15, 2011|
Pack pitching shuts down Oklahoma Panhandle State
ThunderWolves fall one strike away from a no-hitter against Aggies.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Mar. 15, 2011) - Tuesday, the CSU-Pueblo baseball team violated the cardinal rule of no-hitter etiquette - never ever ever ever acknowledge the no-hitter.
During the first game of the ThunderWolves doubleheader with Oklahoma Panhandle State, CSU-Pueblo was one strike away from its first no-hitter since Darren Avila hurled a no-no in 1998. But a premature celebration on a ground ball up the middle doomed the combined no-hit bid by Sean Gavin (Jr., Canyon Country, Calif.), Kamron Garner (Jr., Moreno Valley, Calif.), Javier Banuelos (Sr., Denver, Colo.) and Jordan Romine (Jr., Lamar, Colo.), though the Pack would go on to win the game 6-2, and also prevail in the second game, 4-1.
Over the 14 innings of the doubleheader, CSU-Pueblo would allow just three runs on a total of eight hits, striking out 15 Panhandle batters, with regular relievers and mop-up men throwing all of the innings. No CSU-Pueblo pitcher went more than three innings on the mound. The starters for both games, Gavin (2-0) and Kyle Maynor (Sr., Georgetown, Tex.) got the wins.
With the doubleheader sweep, CSU-Pueblo now returns to conference play where it will have a big RMAC showdown with Metro State in Denver Friday through Sunday.