Justin Dillon threw Sacramento State’s first Division I no-hitter on Thursday night as the Hornets beat Northern Kentucky 2-0 at John Smith Field.
Dillon almost threw a perfect game. The senior struck out 13 batters and walked only one. Sac State committed one error.
“The main approach was always to just keep guys off base,” Dillon, who was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 39th round in 2012, told The State Hornet. “When you’re not in the stretch, the game is much easier. However, when the seventh (inning) rolled around, I looked at the scoreboard and thought, oh shoot, we’ve got something going on here.”
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Kody Reynolds and James Outman each drove in a run for Sac State (3-1) in the nonleague win over the Norse (1-3). The Hornets had only two hits, singles by Blake Edmonson and Ian Dawkins.