Michael Wacha pitches to Joe Sever.

Wacha, Childress Talk About Wacha’s Near Perfect Game

MMichael Wacha pitches to Joe Sever.MALIBU, Calif. — Texas A&M pitcher Michael Wacha outdueled Pepperdine’s Jon Moscot in a 4-0 win Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Through the first five and a half innings, neither pitcher had allowed a single hit. Moscot’s no-hit and shutout bids ended in the sixth inning when the Aggies took a 3-0 lead with three consecutive two-out hits.

Wacha carried a perfect game into the eighth inning until an error on a strikeout gave the Waves their first baserunner. The very next pitch he lost the no-hitter on an infield single that deflected off Wacha’s glove. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed only two hits and struck out eight in a complete game shutout.

After the game, we chatted with Wacha and Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress. Childress discussed Wacha’s outstanding performance and the importance of the non-conference series on the road at Pepperdine:

Wacha was all smiles after the game. Bouncing back from allowing nine runs in his last start, Wacha talks about his pitching repertoire and how he mixed in his off-speed pitches. He also discussed the differences in last week’s loss and this week’s near perfection: