Roanoke College notches first no-hitter

John Ruhlman (Roanoke College photo)
John Ruhlman (Roanoke College photo)
Roanoke College’s John Ruhlman threw the first no-hitter in school history on Saturday as the Maroons topped Eastern Mennonite 9-0 during the second game of a doubleheader at Salem Memorial Stadium.

According to the school’s website, it was the first recorded no-hitter for the Salem, Virginia, school since the baseball program was reinstated in 2002.

Sean Guida saved Ruhlman’s no-hitter in the seventh with an over-the-head catch.

With two outs in the ninth, Ruhlman allowed the next two batters to reach base on a walk and an error before striking out pinch hitter Brendon Salladay.

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