Saint Mary's baseball lefty Ken Waldichuk struck out 12 Sunday and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning in the series finale
The 2018 Saint Mary's baseball team scored 24 runs on 26 hits Saturday in a route of former SMC players
SMCGaels.com reviews seven memorable moments and movements from the 2017 season in honor of fall practice starting on Oct. 7.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016): Named a West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Appeared in 22 games and started in three as a right handed relief pitcher … Played in 52.1 innings with a career-high 5.1 innings coming against Washington on Apr. 24 … Finished the season with 23 earned runs, 31 walks and 46 strikeouts … Threw a career-high seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings against BYU on Apr. 16 … Threw six strikeouts in his first game of the season in 4.1 innings against Seattle University on Fed. 21 … Didn’t allow any triples during the year and finished with only one error ... Joined forces with Johnny York during the summer on the Bethesda Big Train in the Cal Ripken League in Maryland and played for the South in the Cal Ripken League All-Star Game.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Made an impact both out of the bullpen and as a starter for the Gaels in 2015 and finished third on the team with 19 appearances ... Compiled a 2-3 record with an 8.57 ERA and pitched 34.2 innings, striking out 25 while walking 18 ... Earned his first collegiate win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief on April 14 against San Jose State ... Final appearance of the season was his biggest as he pitched two scoreless innings of relief late in the game to earn his second win in a 4-3 victory over San Diego State ... Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Silver list for maintaining a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74.
PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Native of Sunnyvale, Calif. prepped at Homestead High in Cupertino, Calif. ... Was an all-around talent for the Mustangs, compiling a 6-3 record with a 0.54 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched while also hitting .358 as a senior ... Earned first team All-De Anza league honors and league Senior of the Year, first team All-Central Coast Section and Team MVP honors as a senior ... Also had a strong junior season, finishing with and 8-3 record with a 2.12 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 76 innings pitched en route to Team MVP and first team All-De Anza honors ... Plans to study Business at Saint Mary's.
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