Baseball Team Gets First No-hitter in 22 Years

Posted: March 5, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Senior Kevin Kawecki and sophomore Chris Murray combined to pitch the first George Mason no-hitter in 22 years as the Patriots defeated Coppin State, 10-0, in seven innings. In the non-conference baseball game last week, George Mason broke a three-game losing streak and won its home opener to improve to 2-5.

Kawecki retired the first 13 batters he faced before Norberto Rodriguez reached first base on an error. He then retired the next five hitters to finish his six innings with five strikeouts. Murray hit the first batter he faced in the seventh, but got a strikeout and a double play to get out of the inning to preserve the no-hitter as the game was called due to the mercy rule. Rick Vaughn, currently the Vice President for Communication with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, pitched the last Patriot no-hitter against American in 1979.

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