— Staff Report
Former Weatherford College pitcher Jacob Stone threw a no-hitter for the Waterloo Bucks on Monday.
Stone’s no-hitter was the first complete game (nine-inning) no-hitter in Waterloo history. The Fort Worth native struck out seven batters on 121 pitches in a 8-0 win over the Thunder Bay Border Cats. The right-hander walked a batter in the second and third innings and a Border Cat reached base on an error in the seventh.
Waterloo and Thunder Bay play in the Northwoods League, the largest collegiate summer baseball league in the nation. Northwoods is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America.
All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid to preserve their NCAA eligibility.
Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under like conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.
Stone was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in June, but has chosen to transfer to the University of Arkansas to play for the Razorbacks next season.
The only other no-hitter for the Bucks was thrown by Bryan Tarajack in 1998 in a seven-inning nightcap of a doubleheader.