Will Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter ever give up another hit?
That was the question heading into Vanderbilt’s game at LSU Friday night, and for four innings it looked like the answer would be “no.” But, like all great streaks, Leiter’s no-hit run met its eventual end in the bottom of the fifth inning with a Collier Cranford single into right field.
The single was Leiter’s first hit given up in 21 innings after a complete game no-hitter against South Carolina on March 20 and seven innings of no-hit baseball at Missouri on March 26. Unfortunately for the sophomore, it wasn’t his only streak broken up on Friday.
A fifth-inning fielding error resulted in an unearned run that ended Leiter’s 25-inning scoreless streak, and in the bottom of the sixth, LSU’s Cade Doughty lined a solo home run into the left-field bleachers to tag Leiter with the first earned run he has given up in SEC play. It was also the first extra-base hit allowed in his 42 innings pitched this season.
C. Doughty. No Doubter.
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