Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chad Bell pitches a NO HITTER!!!

Chad Bell pitches a NO HITTER for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League: Sunday night July 12th in the Cape League the Cotuit Kettleers players and coaches had a unique opportunity to play in and witness one of our pitchers, Chad Bell who just completed junior college at Walters State CC in Morristown, Tenn. And is headed to the University of Tennessee this fall, throw a NO HITTER vs. the eastern division leader Chatham Anglers. I have not been on the field to witness a NO Hitter since Greg Norris pitched one when I was coaching the University of North Carolina in 1978 vs. East Tennessee State University at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport, Tn. Chad threw 116 pitches with only 11 curve balls in the mix. On our Cotuit team, we utilize the old fashion pitching philosophy of “Push and Pull” and Chad did this with his fastball and change-up extremely well. Most young pitchers of all ages should develop this philosophy. Hitters have a lot of struggles making solid contact against pitchers who keep them off balance with fastballs and change-ups.

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