Baker strikes out 14, carries no-no into 8th
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 12, 2012
Juneau’s Dylan Baker lost his no-no in the eighth inning and nearly lost the game in the ninth.
Fortunately Western Nevada College won the game in the 10th.
As a result the Wildcats are going back to the championship game of the NJCAA Region 18 tournament in West Jordan, Utah.
Baker, a hard-throwing sophomore right-hander, held the College of Southern Nevada hitless until the eighth and struck out 14 batters.
In the ninth, however, he gave up a two-run home run to Quinton Mack that tied the game.
Western Nevada won it with a two-run, walk-off bomb in the 10th.
Baker, a projected first-round pick in next month’s Major League Baseball Draft, lowered his season ERA to 1.62 in 15 starts.
His record is 11-0 with 114 strikeouts in 72 innings.