Let’s go ahead and hit the biggest story of the weekend with Jack Leiter tossing a No-Hitter in his first ever SEC start! An absolute dominant performance from the right hander finishing with 16 Ks (all on Fastballs!) and retiring 27 straight hitters after walking the leadoff guy. To the highlights!
Below shows what Leiter’s perfect back-spun Fastball with LOTS of ride looks like out of the hand. First from pitcher view, then from hitter view.
As the “King of Vertical Approach Angle” coined by our blogger Mason McRae, Leiter showed off his ability to dominate hitters with his heater by getting tons of whiffs in and around the zone. When you can throw mid 90s with near 100% efficiency at 1:00 tilt, good things can definitely happen.
The bats came out for the Commodores too as Tate Kolwyck goes yard.
Vanderbilt ended up dropping the game on Sunday, but came away with a series win against South Carolina.
This Jim Edmonds-esque catch was made by Donta’ Williams of Arizona and helped the Wildcats win Friday’s game 3-2, and ended up taking the series from UCLA in the rubber match on Sunday.
The Gators swept Texas A&M at home for their first SEC series in their new ballpark led by two bombs from Jud Fabian, one from Colby Halter, and another from Kirby McMullen. Tommy Mace shut down the Aggies on Thursday night with seven innings of work, eleven strikeouts, and no walks from the ace.
Mississippi State was able to head down to Baton Rouge and take the first two games from the Tigers led by a Brayland Skinner NUKE and Landon Sims continuing his insane domination this season.
LSU avoided the sweep on Sunday with the help of an insurance blast from Brody Drost in the 7th inning.
That’s a wrap for this week’s D1 Rerun!
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