By Sam Valentin-
Darren Weidman “had his groove” on Wednesday when the Buckskins visited Millersville.
It was the bottom of the fifth. Conestoga Valley is down big with two outs. The batter hits a fly ball.It is going towards the gap.
A scared Weidman thinks to himself “you got to be kidding me.”
But outfielder Tim Harris got to it.Weidman survived the stressful moment.
Little did Weidman know that this was actually the last batter he would face on the day. He surrendered zero hits in six innings of “easy” work against Conestoga Valley.
“It (the no- hitter) was easy. They were not very good hitters. Their three and four hitters were good but the rest of the team was not up to the varsity level,” said Junior pitcher and shortstop, Darren Weidman.
He first noticed the rare coincidence in the third inning and just tried to pitch.
“After third inning I thought wow they do not have any hits. I tried to it off my mind while throwing,” said Weidman.”When I got out there I was in the zone and was not paying attention to anything but pitching.”
Well Weidman did wind up going one for three at the plate and helped himself out by bringing in two runs. Penn Manor won the game easily, having to bring in the mercy rule. The Comets won ten to nothing in six innings.
This was not Penn Manor’s first no hitter but it was Weidman’s first.
“Maybe next year. I do not know if I could do it again this year,” Weidman stated.
According to Penn Mnaor’s Athletic Director, Jeff Roth there are only a handful of no hitters thrown in the league a season and that it was an outstanding performance by the Comet’s hurler.
After wednesday the baseball team upped there record to 5-6 and Darren is now 2-2 on the year. After starting off the year slow with some close games the Comets seemed to regroup and now find themselves in the midst of a three game winning streak.
“We are playing our best baseball right now,” said Roth.
They will put their win streak on the line today at Cocalico. They have eight more games left to try to make a push for the league playoffs.