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Now that the Nebraska prep baseball season has come to a conclusion, we at MaxPreps have decided to comb through our baseball database and display what we believe are the Top 10 single-game pitching performances this spring in the Cornhusker State.
And we were not disappointed.
Millard South's Kyle Perry leads off this week's Top 10 with what we believe was the top pitching performance in 2017. On May 13, Perry blanked Millard North tossing a seven-inning no-hitter, while walking just four batters and fanning 11. The junior's no-hitter was the only one reported in our database in which someone threw at least seven innings and struck out 10 or more batters.
Perry was the only Nebraska pitcher to make this week's Top 10 twice.
His three-hit shut out against Bellevue West April 3 places him in the
No. 7 slot.
Micah DeHarty of South Sioux City gave up just one hit in seven innings and didn't allow a single run in a 6-0 win over Guardian Angels Central Catholic/Scribner-Snyder/West Point Beemer to take over the No. 2 spot. DeHarty hit a batter and allowed just one walk, while striking out 10 batters in his April 1 performance. Blair's Jacob Garder filled in the No. 3 slot after allowing a hit and shutting out South Sioux City May 6.
In order to be considered for this Top 10, a pitcher had to throw at least seven innings in a game and fan 10 or more batters.
Nebraska's Top 10 individual pitching performances1. Kyle Perry, Millard South (Omaha), Jr. — P
7 IP, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 4 BB, 11 Ks, 104 pitches, 1 HBP in a 4-0 win over Millard North, May 132. Micah DeHarty, South Sioux City, Sr. — 2B, P
7 IP, 1 Hit, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 1 BB, 10 Ks, 82 pitches, 1 HBP in a 6-0 win over Guardian Angels Central Catholic/Scribner-Snyder/West Point-Beemer, April 13. Jacob Garder, Blair, Sr. — LHP, OF
7 IP, 1 Hit, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 2 BB, 13 Ks, 112 pitches in a 1-0 win over South Sioux City, May 64. Jackson Gordon, Skutt Catholic (Omaha), Jr. — 2B, P, SS
7.2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 3 BB, 10 Ks, 110 pitches, 1 HBP in a 1-0 win over Seward, April 215. Cale Hlavac, Bellevue West, Sr. — RHP, SS
7 IP, 5 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 1 BB, 15 Ks, 84 pitches in a 3-0 win over Columbus, March 246. Jackson Tingwald, Ralston, Sr. — 1B, P
7 IP, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 1 BB, 10 Ks, 84 pitches in a 3-0 win over Nebraska City, May 67. Kyle Perry, Millard South, Jr. — P
7.0 IP, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 2 BB, 11 Ks, 110 pitches in a 2-0 win over Bellevue West, April 38. Joe Stegman, Omaha Westside, So. — P
7 IP, 4 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 3 BB, 10 Ks, 113 pitches in a 1-0 win over Millard North, April 279. Jamie Young, Norris (Firth), Sr. — P
7 IP, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 0 Earned Runs, 3 BB, 10 Ks, 99 pitches, 2 HBP in a 5-1 win over Gretna, May 1510. Bryant Rief, Guardian Angels Central Catholic/Scribner-Snyder/West Point Beemer (Scribner), Jr. — P
7 IP, 4 Hits, 2 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 1 BB, 11 Ks, 112 pitches in a 6-2 win over Crete, May 5