Foley’s Friday Thoughts

RandyFontanezUSF Another Friday is in the books in the college baseball world which means we are now another day closer to the College World Series. Here are some of the interesting storylines from this evening.

The top story of the evening is South Florida’s Randy Fontanez pitched a no-hitter on Friday night as the Bulls picked up a 4-0 victory over Notre Dame. Fontanez allowed only two walks while striking out 12 batters. He said "It was incredible, I never imagined that this would happen. I didn’t realize what was happening until the ninth inning. I thought that someone would dink a hit on me." You can check out a video interview with him after the game below.

One of the other great pitching performances tonight was by Noe Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton against Hawaii. He pitched a complete game shutout striking out 14 batters while allowing only five hits.

The marquee pitching matchup of the day saw Georgia Tech’s Deck McGuire face off against UNC’s Matt Harvey. McGuire went seven strong innings while allowing six hits and three walks. He held UNC to only one run in the appearance while striking out 10 batters. Matt Harvey also went seven innings giving up two runs (one earned) on only three hits while struggling with his control as he gave up six walks. He did end up striking out 11 batters though.

One of the matchups that flew under the radar was UConn’s Elliot Glynn going against Louisville’s Thomas Royse. Glynn ended up going 7.2 innings allowing only a single run in the second inning while allowing six hits and four walks. Royse was slightly better as he pitched seven shutout innings while allowing three hits and two walks. He was relieved by Neil Holland who pitched the final two innings to pick up his fifth save of the season.