Vanderbilt sophomore Jack Leiter was once again unapproachable Friday night in Columbia, Missouri.
But with a future as bright as Leiter’s, pitch counts come into play, and although Leiter had another no-hitter after seven innings, Vanderbilt pulled him to the side as the Commodores took an 11-run lead into the eighth inning.
Leiter threw 101 innings Friday, bringing his total to 225 in his last two starts. He finished the game with 10 strikeouts and allowed just two walks in an 11-3 win for Vanderbilt. Nothing more came until the final out, but Missouri’s Tre Morris hit a single to right that led to a three-run rally.
Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter threw seven no-hitters and 10 strikeouts.
Leiter’s 16-inning scoreless streak was threatened early on against the Tigers, but left fielder Cooper Davis backed him up.
Flash Leather. @Davis4491 saves the base hit with an impressive catch. #VandyBoys pic.twitter.com/bLYpxxx26QO
– Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) March 27, 2021
After that, sailing with the right rudder went smoothly, although it took some time.
This is the age of Jack Leiter.
That’s just delaying the inevitable. pic.twitter.com/E5WCSkd9c1
– Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) 27. March 2021
Although Leiter, the son of former MLB award-winning pitcher Al Leiter, did not score the full nine runs Friday, he is still the 20th ranked pitcher in the country. March.
Jack Leiter, one of the top contenders in the 2021 MLB Draft, threw 16 Ks today.
– MLB (@MLB) March 20, 2021
Leiter’s next start will likely be against LSU (#21), where he will try to continue his impressive start in the SEC.
Jack Leiter’s last two starts for Vanderbilt:
TONIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT
7 IP 9 IP
0 H 0 H
0 R 0 R
2 BB 1 BB
10 K 16 K
You can follow it live here: https://t.co/5I9kL0FgSy
– Mike Monaco (@MikeMonaco_) March 27, 2021
Rest of Vanderbilt Program
- 27. March: In Missouri, 6 p.m. (SEC Network+).
- 30. March: Tennessee Tech, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+).
- 1. April: 7:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., at #21 LSU. (SEC Network+)
- 2. April: at 9 p.m., in LSU number 21. (ESPNU)
- 3. April: 3pm at LSU #21. (ESPN Network+)
- 6. April: UT Martin, 7:30 p.m.
- 9. April: Georgia, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
- 10. April: Georgia, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 11. April: Georgia, 15:00 (SEC Network+)
- 13. April: Eastern Kentucky, 7:30.
- 16. April: 7 p.m. Tennessee (#12). (ESPNU)
- 17. April: at 4 p.m. Tennessee #12. (SEC Network)
- 18. April: 1 p.m. Tennessee (#12). (SEC Network+)
- 20. April: Austin Peay, 7:30 p.m.
- 23. April: No. 3 Mississippi State, 8 p.m. (SEC Network).
- 24. April: No. 3 Mississippi State, 8 p.m. (ESPNU).
- 25. April: No. 3 Mississippi State, 2 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 30. April: 7 p.m. at Florida (No. 5). (ESPNU)
- 1. May: against Florida (#5), 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 2. May: Against Florida (No. 5), 3 p.m. (ESPN 2)
- 4. May: at 7 p.m. in Louisville.
- 7. May: Alabama, 7:00 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 8. May: Alabama, 3:00 in the afternoon. (SEC Network+)
- 9. May: Alabama, 2:00 PM (SEC Network+)
- 11. May: North Alabama, 7:30.
- 14. May: against Ole Miss (#4), 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
- 15. May: against Ole Miss (#4), 5 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 16. May: against Ole Miss (#4), 3 p.m. (SEC Network)
- 18. May: Florida International, 7:30 p.m.
- 20. May: Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 21. May: Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
- 22. May: Kentucky, 3:00 in the afternoon. (SEC Network+)