Dailey Grabs PBC Freshman Of The Week Laurels
AUGUSTA, Ga. – On the heels of hurling the first solo no-hitter in more than 35 years of UNCP baseball, freshman Jake Dailey has been named this week’s Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Dailey, a Chapel Hill native, made his first collegiate start a memorable one as the freshman became the first player in more than 35 years to hurl an individual no-hitter as UNCP clinched its series with Millersville on a 3-2 walk-off victory Saturday evening. The rookie struck out four and retired the sides in three different innings, allowing a run after a three-base error and a sacrifice fly in the third, and another on a leadoff walk, a sacrifice hit and two wild pitches in the fifth. He sat down the final seven batters of the game to pick up the win for UNCP.
In three appearances this season, Dailey possesses a 1-0 record and a 1.29 earned run average, striking out six and allowing just four hits in 14 innings from the mound. He has held opponents to a paltry .091 batting average.
The no-no was the second in as many seasons for the Braves (8-2), but is believed to be the first time the feat has been accomplished by an individual since the 1973 campaign. Current UNCP pitching staff members Justin Yow and Ryan Kirkman combined to record a no-hitter against Coker on Feb. 8, 2008, at the Francis Marion-hosted Swamp Fox Challenge.