was just happy to be on the mound. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine the first start of his high school career would wind up the way it did.
Lamb, who missed his entire freshman season and the beginning of the 2014 season due to shoulder injuries, fired a complete game no-hitter for Leonard (Greenacres, Fla.)
in a 1-0 victory over Suncoast (Riviera Beach, Fla.) on Thursday in his first high school start, according to Palm Beach High School Baseball
"The tenacity that Kyle Lamb has and the desire that he has to win the game is what he did today," Leonard coach Roger Vasquez told the publication. "We knew we were going to get that performance from him. So I’m always confident when I have him on the mound. The only thing we have to do is step up our defense, and the defense, especially in the outfield, was amazing."
Lamb faced just three batters over the minimum in his no-hitter, retiring the final nine in order.
As if his pitching performance wasn't enough, Lamb also scored the game's lone run after an overthrow on a pickoff attempt. After he scored, that's when Lamb said he first realized he had a no-hitter in progress.
"In the fifth inning I was sitting in the dugout and I was talking to Chris Monteagudo because he let me borrow his shirt. I started to say, ‘Hey Chris if…’ but I didn’t want to jinx it. What I was thinking was, ‘If I get this no-hitter then I’m keeping this shirt forever.'"
Despite the nerves, Lamb finished off his masterpiece by focusing on hitting his spots and allowing his defense to make plays for him.
Looks like Monteagudo will have one less shirt in his drawer.
As for the shoulder, Lamb said he felt no pain whatsoever.