I write to you tonight from the small town of Ninilchick, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. It is known as one of the best salmon fisheries in the world. Anyway, not a lot of games to update you on.
Andrew Thome (North Dakota) – Pitched a 7 inning no-hitter. Talk about a way to open up a season. You can read all about it here. Thome is an interesting player. He quickly became the University of North Dakota’s ace during his freshman year. Thome’s season was highlighted by three shutouts. Thome also led the team in ERA (3.58), Innings Pitched (93), Shutouts (3), Complete Games (6), and Strikeouts (65). Thome then played his summer ball in the NECBL. He went 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA. It concerns me that his conference lacks the depth he will be facing on the Cape. He also may have just gotten tired, as the innings started piling up for the freshman.
Austin Cousino (Kentucky) Cousin played in a make up game today. He went 2-6, with 2 runs, and a SB.