Former UT Martin Baseball walk-on pitcher Alec Mills pitched the 16th no-hitter in Chicago Cubs history, in a 12-0 shutout of the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday.
Mills threw a career-high 114 pitches Sunday as he officially etched his name in the Major League Baseball record book. The final pitch came against Jace Peterson, who grounded out to Javier Baez.
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Mills improved to (5-3) on the season, posting an ERA of 3.93 over his ten appearances. Hitters are only batting .204 when facing Mills this season.
Mills became the first Skyhawk to ever play in a Major League Baseball game in 2016. That came after a three-year career at UTM, where Mills still ranks in the Top-10 in school history for appearances (67, sixth), strikeouts (165, seventh), and wins (13, eighth).
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