NO-HITTER EVAN ANUNDSEN, Yee-Hah!
That was a great listen.
Anundsen walked one, hit one batter, and survived two Brent Brewer errors.
Amazingly, one of those errors came with two outs in the 9th, on a pop-up behind short towards the left-field line that clanked off Brent’s glove while he fought the sun.
Evan then struck out the final batter, the ball scooted from catcher Anderson Delarosa, who made a shaky throw to first that managed to get the runner.
Anundsen struck out ten, got 11 groundouts, just wow. Don’t know what the pitch count was, but it had to be up there.
UPDATE 2: Read a game story HERE.
Anundsen’s no-no was the first in the Florida State League since 2006.
Here’s a quote from Anundsen on what he’s going to do to celebrate the no-hitter he notched in the early game:
“I think my roommates and I are going to have a cookout. But the first thing I want to do is take a nap”
UPDATE 4: Baseball America chimes in with an update HERE.
They provided a brief scouting report on Anundsen:
A groundball pitcher, Anundsen throws his fastball in the mid-80s but with good sink. Last year he compiled a 2.71 groundout-to-airout ratio; this year, it’s a healthy 1.82. He’ll mix in a curveball and a changeup, but he relies on inducing opponents to put the ball in play, usually on the ground, early in counts. This morning, he recorded 11 outs via the ground, and just six in the air.