Just like a Major League Baseball season, a high school baseball team might get to take part in a no-hitter once in a season. A dominant pitcher might even get a pair of no-no’s in the course of a long season.
Not this year. At least not in Minnesota.
La Crescent (Minn.) High School’s baseball team saw its pitchers hurl two no-hitters in the span of 24 hours, a feat La Crescent coach Rick Boyer said he had never experienced in 43 years as a baseball coach.
As reported by the La Crosse Tribune, juniors Luke Schwartzhoff and Isaac Petersen combined on a no-hitter against Rushford-Peterson (Minn.) High School on Thursday night. A day later, Bryce Weymiller twirled a no-hitter against Lewiston-Altura (Minn.) High School. Weymiller’s start actually counted for a six-inning perfect game with 10 strikeouts.
“It was one of those things that happened so fast that nobody was talking about it and then boom, it was over with the last pitch,” Boyer told the Tribune of Weymiller’s perfect game. “Everybody was rushing to the mound and we let the catcher (Brandon Von Arx) get there first so those two could have a moment.
“But then everybody else swarmed him pretty good and he kind of got the Gatorade treatment after the game, and it’s a neat thing when you get to do that.”
What’s perhaps even more impressive is the fact that La Crosse’s no-hitters came back-to-back the way they did, with different approaches and body types: Schwartzhoff stands 6-foot-7 while Weymiller is shorter.
It won’t make a difference to the bottom line. All that matters there is whether La Crecent gets the W, which they did with a bullet twice in one 24 hour span.