Freshman records 9th no-hitter in school history
Though 20th ranked Arizona State dropped its series finale against No. 3 Oregon State, 4-3, March 24, the team recorded their ninth no-hitter in school history thanks to freshman left-hander Ryan Kellogg, whose pitching led to a 4-0 win over Oregon State on March 23 at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.
Kellogg (5-0) completed ASU's first no-hitter since Feb. 2, 1993, the school's first ever in Pac-10/12 conference play, the second ever on the road and the fourth by a freshman. He did not allow a walk in 110 pitches as OSU's only two base runners of the game reached on Sun Devil errors.
"It is definitely a huge moment in my career, as well as for ASU baseball," Kellogg said. "To come out and have a performance like this after the day we had yesterday, especially against No. 3 Oregon State, is great for the team and the program."
Kellogg's perfect game was broken up with one out in the seventh inning when shortstop Drew Stankiewicz made an error that allowed the second batter of the frame to reach first. A dropped fly ball by right fielder Trever Allen in the eighth inning put another Beaver on base, but neither made it past first.
"I knew (our defenders) were behind me the whole game," Kellogg said. "I only had two strikeouts and they came in the last inning, so they made all the other plays for me."
The Sun Devils (13-6-1, 2-3) handed Oregon State its first conference loss and its second loss of the season. It was the first no-hitter the Beavers (20-2, 4-1) have allowed since 1994 against Lewis-Clark State.