Extra! Extra! Strasburg throws No-Hitter, Strikes out 17

Posted on 11. May, 2009 by Tarun Joseph in MILB

San Diego State phenom Stephen Strasburg was well on his way of becoming a mythological figure in the world of NCAA Baseball long before May 8th 2008. Strasburg, a fireballer with incredible accuracy, has had scouts drooling over his natural ability for years. Though Strasburg has set all types of records for SD State, his mythology took on a legendary status Friday May 8th when he threw his first career no-hitter over Air Force in a 5-0 victory.

Strasburg, who was recorded at 101 MPH on the radar gun, went on to strike out 17 batters and clearly intimidated the Air Force batters. What was most impressive with such an array of strikeouts was that Strasburg only walked two batters displaying incredible command with all his power. Strasburg ended the game with a slider that completely froze the batter and walked off to a thunderous applause.

Playing in his final game at Tony Gwynn Stadium Strasburg wowed a record crowd of 3,337 and improved to 11-0 on the season. After the masterpiece Strasburg lowered his ERA to 1.24 and with 164 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings seems poised to take his place on the mantle of the great young pitchers in the MLB.

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