Kumar Rocker appeared similar to the calmest man on the sphere after he did one factor historic Saturday night. He hid his emotions successfully.
The Vanderbilt freshman right-hander was stone-faced after ending a 19-strikeout no-hitter in direction of Duke in an NCAA super regional elimination recreation in Nashville. It was the first no-no in the historic previous of the super regionals, the (Nashville) Tennessean reported.
Two innings earlier, the Tennessean well-known, he yelled in direction of the Duke dugout after the Blue Devils tried to disrupt Rocker’s rhythm, very like one factor LSU tried in the SEC Tournament.
“I guess Duke caught on and they tried it,” Rocker knowledgeable the Tennessean. “And I don’t mind because it backfired.”
Rocker’s 131-pitch effectivity saved the Commodores alive in the best-of-three assortment. The schools will meet Sunday with a go to to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., on the highway.
Rocker put himself in a novel agency with the no-hitter, a bunch that options former Vandy star David Price.
unhittable [ənˈhidəb(ə)l] – adjective
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 9, 2019
Price, who obtained his start Saturday night for the Red Sox, shouted out Rocker on Twitter.
Wow with a loss tonight @VandyBoys season is over… @_KumarRocker decided he would throw a no hitter and punch out 19!!! To be able to step up that way as a freshmen is inspiring!!! I tip my hat to you sir!! 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) June 9, 2019
Per the Tennessean, Rocker was the No. 2-rated pitcher in the 2018 MLB Draft primarily based on MLB.com, nonetheless, he was set on attending Vanderbilt out of North Oconee High School in Bogart, Ga. He wasn’t taken until the 38th spherical by the Rockies.
The final out. ❌
— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) June 9, 2019