It's not often that baseball gets its own front page story here on Black Shoe Diaries. Saturday,performance 800 miles away from State College was cause for one.
On a day that saw perfection in the majors, Hill made some history of his own by no-hitting Iowa in a 2-0 victory over the Hawkeyes. It was the first no-hitter by a Nittany Lion since 1995 when Nate Bump threw one against Duquesne and it was the first even thrown in a Big Ten game by a Penn Stater. Hill needed 105 pitches to get through the 29 batters he faced. The only blemishes on his day were a walk and a hit-batsman. His final line: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO.
JC Coban not only caught the no-hitter, but provided the only two runs of the game with a home run in the fifth inning.
Penn State is now 18-20 on the season and 6-5 in the Big Ten.