Watch Elon University's Robbie Welhaf throw the first no-hitter in 2017
The first Major League exhibition games may not start until Wednesday when the D-backs take on GCU, but you can still watch the final pitch of a no-hitter in February. That's because Elon University's Robbie Welhaf dominated once he took the rubber against the Longwood Lancers on Saturday.
Here is the final out of today's no-hit performance by Robbie Welhaf!! pic.twitter.com/4Nd0RFMSJ3— Elon Baseball (@ElonBaseball) February 18, 2017
Welhaf needed only 100 pitches to set down the Lancers, as he struck out eight and walked only one. Not a bad way to make your first start of the season -- especially when it's the very first no-hitter of 2017:
Robbie Welhaf with the NO-NO!— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) February 18, 2017
The Elon righty delivers 2017's first no hitter vs. Longwood... 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 SO. pic.twitter.com/6II31i0qXk
Update: Welhaf's time as the sole pitcher with a no-hitter this year was brief. Just a few hours later, LSU's Jared Poche tossed the school's first no-no since 1979: