Potential No. 1 pick Jack Leiter throws no-hitter for Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt right-hander Jack Leiter threw a no-hitter against South Carolina on Saturday, dominating the opposition with 16 strikeouts while allowing one walk en route to a 5-0 win.
The walk came against the leadoff man, and Leiter proceeded to retire the next 27 hitters he faced.
Leiter will be eligible for this summer's MLB draft and is considered a likely candidate to go first overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jack is the 20-year-old son of Al Leiter, who played 19 MLB seasons split between the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and the then-Florida Marlins.
Leiter's Vanderbilt teammate and fellow right-hander Kumar Rocker is also an option to go first overall in this year's selection. Rocker threw a 19-strikeout no-hitter against Duke in 2019.