James Kaprielian no hit the Arizona Wildcats through nine innings tonight, but that was not enough to earn the no-hitter, as UCLA was unable to plate any runs in the first nine innings. The Bruins went "oh fer" with runners in scoring position on the night, so the score was 0-0 going into the 10th.
Kap had thrown 113 pitches, so Coach Savage went to David Berg in the top of the 10th, and Berg retired the side in order.
In the bottom of the 10th, Bono walked, Chatterton popped out, and Stephens singled, resulting in runners at first and third with one out. Kevin Kramer came to the plate and launched a 2-0 pitch to center field, plenty deep enough to score Bono from third on the sac fly. Upon Bono scoring, the Bruin dugout erupted and a wild celebration ensued on the field. Kap was doused with water on multiple occasions by his teammates while giving the PAC 12 Network a post game interview.
Kap was magnificent in front of scouts, agents, and front office people at JRS tonight. He had great command, striking out 11. Although he issued 4 walks (and a two base throwing error on a pick off move), he was able to work out of a few jams. What a great performance in an important game from Kap and Berg.
More details to come in tomorrow's article.