This hurts-North Dakota St. loses despite no-hitter
North Dakota St. loses despite no-hitter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two North Dakota State pitchers combined for a no-hitter on Wednesday, but lost 2-0 to Creighton thanks to walks and a hit batter in a seven-inning game.
Chad Berg walked four of the first six batters of the game, allowing Creighton to score its first run, then hit Joe Servais with a pitch to make the score 2-0.
Berg walked the first batter of the next inning before he was replaced by Chris Paterson.
The Bluejays (21-8) loaded the bases with walks again in the third inning, but Paterson got Nick Nordgren to ground out to end the threat.
North Dakota State (6-16) had seven hits in the first game of a doubleheader.
Creighton coach Ed Servais said he hadn't seen anything like it in his 40 years in the sport.
"Baseball is a strange, strange game," he said. Creighton went on to win the second game 1-0.
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Re: This hurts-North Dakota St. loses despite no-hitter
My high school coach always said "You can beat a no-hitter, but you can't beat a shut-out" to show us how important team defense and throwing strikes was.
How true it is in this case.