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USF flirts with no-hitter in first American Athletic baseball victory

TAMPA — The first American Athletic Conference baseball game in USF history nearly became a bit more historic Friday, courtesy of Bulls right-handed ace Jimmy Herget.

The sophomore from Jefferson High took a no-hitter into the eighth and got just enough offense to lead USF (14-7) to a 2-1 win against UConn (10-9).

Herget's no-hit bid was broken up when No. 9 hitter Aaron Hill led off the eighth with a grounder deep to the hole that deflected off shortstop Kyle Teaf's glove.

In 8⅓ innings, Herget (3-3) allowed two hits and an unearned run, walking four and striking out four. Six hours earlier, he tweeted: "Have a good feeling that something special is going to happen tonight."

"I felt I was going to come out here and start pitching angry," Herget said. "I just felt different."

Luke Maglich had the winning RBI with a sac fly in the seventh.

USF flirts with no-hitter in first American Athletic baseball victory 03/21/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:53am]
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