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SportStar Of The Week: Patrick Wicklander

SportStar Of The Week: Patrick Wicklander

Patrick Wicklander Strikes Out 18 In A No-Hit Shutout Of Riordan-S.F.; Lowers ERA Under 1.00 •

PATRICK WICKLANDER | Valley Christian-San Jose – Baseball – Senior

SportStar Of The Week: Patrick Wicklander

Wicklander was featured on the cover of SportStars issue #145, our March 2018 issue.

A University of Arkansas-signee and the cover athlete to SportStars’ NorCal Baseball/Softball Preview this past March, Wicklander is doing more than just delivering on the hype. Wicklander is 5-1 with a 0.98 ERA and hurled a complete-game (7-inning) no-hitter with 18 strikeouts on April 10. The gem came in a 7-0 win over Riordan-S.F. that pushed the Warriors’ record to 17-1-1. Valley Christian has spent the entire season to date at No. 1 in the SportStars NorCal Top 20 rankings. One day prior to Wicklander’s no-no, the Warriors reached No. 1 in the Cal-Hi Sports state rankings. They were most recently at No. 8 in the MaxPreps.com Xcellent 25 national rankings. Wicklander has 66 strikeouts over his first 42.2 innings of work. Opposing batters are batting just .085 off of him.

Wicklander’s 18-strikeout No-Hitter In Detail

Below is the sequence and result of the 23 batters Wicklander faced in his masterpiece. Credit for this goes to Cal-Hi Sports, which tracked it down from the reporting statisticians of both schools.

— 1st inning —
1 — Strikeout
2 — Strikeout
3 — Walk
4 — Strikeout
— 2nd inning —
5 — Strikeout
6 — Strikeout
7 — Strikeout
— 3rd inning —
8 — Strikeout
9 — Strikeout
10 — Strikeout
— 4th inning —
11 — Strikeout
12 — Error, Pitcher (throw)
13 — Groundout
14 — Strikeout
— 5th inning —
15 — Strikeout
16 — Strikeout
17 — Strikeout
— 6th inning —
18 — Strikeout
19 — Strikeout
20 — Strikeout
— 7th inning —
21 — Flyout
22 — Flyout
23 — Strikeout

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