Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ex-Dragon Tosses No-Hitter, Earns National Award

Former Carroll pitcher Ross Stripling tossed a no-hitter for Texas A&M on Saturday and was named National Pitcher of the Week Tuesday.

Former Carroll Dragon Ross Stripling put his name in the Texas A&M baseball history books this weekend. Stripling, a senior right-hander, tossed the 11th no-hitter in Aggie history last Saturday against San Diego State.

On the strength of his impressive outing, Stripling was named National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Big 12 Pitcher of the Week.

Stripling also tossed the no-hitter on the same day he graduated from A&M with a finance degree. The Aggies won 1-0 as Stripling had seven strikeouts and allowed only one walk and threw 106 pitches. He improved to 9-2 and has a 2.36 earned-run average this season.

It marked the Aggies first no-hitter since 2004. Stripling was a ninth-round pick of the Colorado Rockies last year, but opted to return to the Aggies. At Carroll, he was a member of the Dragons 2008 Class 5A state runner-up team as a senior.

Photo courtesy Texas A&M