East Carolina baseball’s Jake Kuchmaner throws the Pirates’ first best game in program history
Kuchmaner throwing the best game may not be all that unexpected. That day, he shut down the Ole Miss bats for 8.2 innings until he walked his 2d-to-final batter on a complete rely-on, allowing the Rebels’ Thomas Dillard to interrupt up the bid with a unmarried to the right. The southpaw commenced his run of dominance starts offevolved returned, coming within one strike of East Carolina’s first no-hitter in 14 years.
This past Tuesday, Kuchmaner one-hit Duke over 5.2 innings. He becomes a bit wild, for him at least, on foot three batters. That’s uncharacteristic for Kuchmaner, who has just walked over his other four appearances this season. Kuchmaner baffled Maryland right off the bat, wanting less than 10 pitches to get a couple of floor outs and a come-out inside the first inning. He fell in the back of some hitters at the day but confronted the simplest four full counts in his 9 innings of labor, wanting 103 pitches to get thru the Maryland lineup 3 times without a base runner.
First baseman Alec Burleson had the large play inside the ninth, saving Kuchmaner’s quest for perfection on an afternoon in which the fielders made everything look smooth. Kuchmaner struck out eight batters in the game, 5 of which had been swinging, consisting of Kody Milton for the very last out.