Tye hurls no-no as 'Breds split

2/22/2019 | Baseball | Box Score 1 | KSU Thorobreds

For the second time in a week, a Kentucky State University pitcher threw a gem on the mound. In the second game of KSU's non-conference twinbill with Cedarville, junior Greg Tye, Jr. hurled the third no-hitter in school history as the Thorobreds earned a split.

GAME ONE: CEDARVILLE 6, KENTUCKY STATE 4
Kentucky State left eight men on base and committed five errors, but still brought the winning run to the plate with less than two outs in the ninth inning.

Unfortunately, a ground ball double play ended the threat, and sent KSU to its first loss of the season.

The Thorobreds opened the ninth inning with junior Brandon Mason (Chattanooga, TN) reaching on catchers interference. He advanced the second on a wild pitch, to third on a passed ball and scored - with one out - on another wild pitch. Sophomore Dom Lawson (Bloomfield, KY) walked and senior Cameron Starks (Alpharetta, GA) singled up the middle to putting the tying runs on. But, the aforementioned twin killing ended the game.

Cedarville led 4-0 after three innings thanks to two runs in the first and single runs in the second and third innings.

Kentucky State struck for three runs in the fifth inning as Lawson and Starks recorded RBI singles. Sophomore Adren Thompson (Lexington, KY) brought home Lawsonfor the third run, but Starks - the tying run - was thrown out at the plate.

The Yellow Jackets added insurances runs in the sixth and eighth innings.

Senior Joe Crisp, 2-1, (Shelbyville, KY) took the loss, going nine innings while allowing six runs (two earned) on 10 hits with four strikeouts.

GAME TWO: KENTUCKY STATE 6, CEDARVILLE 0
Junior Greg Tye, 2-0, (Knoxville, TN) faced just27 hitters, the minimum in a seven-inning game, in pitching his first collegiate no-hitter. He struck out seven and walked two over seven innings in shutting down the Yellow Jackets.

Tye walked a guy in the second, but induced the next batter into a double play, and then picked off the batter he walked in the fifth inning. Following the pick off, Starks made the biggest defensive play of the game, ranging deep to left field to make a diving catch. From there, Tye did the rest of the work.

Kentucky State used a big six-run inning to give the right-hander all the offense he would need. Senior Jay Poullard (Louisville, KY) snapped the scoreless tie with a one-out, two-run double, and then senior Russell Sims (Harrodsburg, KY) cleared the bases with a two-out double. Lawson brought home Sims with a double of his own for the entirety of the offense.

Starks had his fifth multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base, while senior Jordan Ransom added his third multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Kentucky State (6-1-1) returns to action Noon Monday with a non-conference doubleheader against Alice Lloyd.