[9/17/2016] Big day for Keio’s Takuya Kato

Keio University’s Takuya Kato┬átossed a no-hitter against Tokyo University on September 17. He became the twenty-fourth pitcher (accomplished twenty-five times) to record a no-hitter in Tokyo Big 6 history; the ninth pitcher to record a no-hitter in Keio University history; and the thirteenth pitcher to record a no-hitter against Tokyo University.

Kato faced thirty-one hitters and allowed six to reach base (five walks and an error). He threw 129 pitches, struck out ten, and topped out at 149km/h.

At the plate, Kato went 1-for-3. He hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning that gave Keio an 8-0 lead.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016, Sponichi 9/17/2016

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