PostHeaderIcon RM Pitcher for BYU throws a no-no

Kolton MahoneyLast week BYU pitcher Kolton Mahoney, beginning his first season back after serving an LDS mission in Santa Rosa, California, threw a no-hitter against Nichols State in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The game was just the 7th no-hitter in the BYU baseball team’s 58-year history.

“Everything was working,” Mahoney said. “I could command my fast ball and my curve was filthy tonight, it was moving a lot, I could throw it for strikes, but my slider was my out pitch tonight. I started to feel it in the sixth or seventh inning. I knew it (the no-hitter) was definitely there going into the ninth inning and I wasn’t going to go for anything less.”

In his freshman year with BYU (in 2011, pre-mission), Mahoney was 3-2 with a 2.42 era in 22.1 innings over 18 appearances as a reliever. This year he is 2-2 with a 2.17 era in 29 innings over 4 appearances — perhaps the kind of numbers that could attract attention from scouts.

Mahoney’s no-hitter is the first in 25 years for BYU. Here is a list of the previous no-hitters at the school:

  • 2014 Kolton Mahoney vs. Nicholls State, 9 innings
  • 1989 John DeSilva vs. Colorado State, 7 innings
  • 1981 Peter Kendrick vs. Chapman College,
  • 1981 Peter Kendrick vs. Air Force Academy, 7 innings
  • 1979 Greg Petersen vs. Southern Utah, 7 innings
  • 1971 Steve Easton at Colorado State, 7 innings
  • 1961 Bobby Noel vs. Montana, 7 innings (perfect game)

Greg Petersen, Peter Kendrick and John DeSilva all played in the minors, and DeSilva made it to the majors, where he pitched a total of 15 innings spread over 1993 and 1995.

2 Responses to “RM Pitcher for BYU throws a no-no”

  • Left Field says:

    Dang, Thibodaux is no more than an hour from where I live. If I’d known they were playing, I totally would’ve made the trip.

    I was a student at BYU in the early ’80s and I witnessed Kendrick’s no-hitter against AFA. I had an appointment with a doctor that afternoon, but I’d be danged if I was going to walk out on a no-hitter to go see an otolaryngologist. After the last out, I left immediately, and almost made it to the doctor on time.

    I have dozens–possibly hundreds–of scorecards of games I’ve watched or listened to over the years. I just went through some of them and couldn’t find one for the no-hitter. It’s possible I wasn’t keeping score because I expected to leave early.

    It remains the only no-hitter I’ve ever seen in person.

  • Kent Larsen says:

    I know what you mean, Left Field. My son was ill, so we missed David Cone’s perfect game…

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