April 12, 2024

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A Cycle and a No-no? This College Player Did Both in the Same Game

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A Cycle and a No-no? This College Player Did Both in the Same Game

Ever hear of a player going for the cycle while also tossing a no-hitter in the same game?

Meet Brady Ware of the DII University of Indianapolis Greyhounds, who had the kind of day that feels only possible if you’re playing as Shohei Ohtani in MLB The Show.

In Game 2 of a doubleheader against Drury University, the graduate student went 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs and five RBIs, striking out 11 opponents over seven hitless innings.

“I was about 15 minutes late today, so I’ll be about 15 minutes late every day,” After the convincing 13-0 victory, Ware made a joke to a teammate.

It’s uncommon for a single baseball player to carry an entire team, but in this case, Ware handled almost everything. The lefty started the scoring with a towering solo home run to get things started, and he followed that up with a three-run triple as the Greyhounds put up eight runs in the second.

The 6-foot-1 slugger ripped an RBI double down the left-field line in the very next inning to increase Indianapolis’ lead to 12-0. In the fifth, he singled through the right side to complete the cycle.

But for Ware, that wasn’t sufficient. The southpaw pitcher got off to a strong start on the mound, retiring the first nine batters in a row before having some difficulty, which began with a wild pitch on a swinging strikeout to start the fourth. With no outs, runners were on first and second after another wild pitch and a walk, but Drury was held scoreless thanks to two Ks and a flyout.

In the sixth inning, Ware retired the side, and in the seventh inning, he recorded his 11th and final strikeout. Though he gave two two-out walks, he maintained his composure and got the last out of the game on a flyout to end his historic performance.

You might wonder what a player who had just accomplished such a feat was thinking.

“About nothing,” Ware said. “I’m currently a little lost. But I’m excited.”

Reference: www.mlb.com

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