Combined No-Hitter Up North

MINNEAPOLIS — Greysen Carter, Sam Hliboki, Ryan Ginther and Nick Maldonado, respectively, combined Sunday for Vanderbilt’s fourth no-hitter in the past five seasons in a 4-0 win over Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Carter got the start and went 3.1 innings with three strikeouts. Hliboki took over in the fourth and was dominant, striking out a career-high eight batters over the next 3.2 frames.

Ginther kept the no-hitter going in the eighth and Maldonado finished things off with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Sunday marked Vandy’s second combined no-hitter in as many seasons and fourth no-no since 2019. The last time four Commodores held a team hitless was May 6, 2003 (Jensen Lewis, Nick Pilkington, John Scott and Matt Buschmann at Western Kentucky)

Vanderbilt wasted no time getting in the scoring column Sunday evening. Enrique Bradfield Jr. worked a lead-off walk and RJ Austin doubled to right field to put the first two batters in scoring position.

An error by the Minnesota left fielder allowed Bradfield to score and put runners on the corners. Jonathan Vastine singled through the right side to plate Austin and give Vandy a 2-0 lead.

The Dores plated a third run with a string of hits in the top of the second.

Alan Espinal singled to left and Bradfield followed with a single up the middle. Austin then drove in Espinal from second with a line drive to center field, the freshman’s second hit on the day.

Vanderbilt extended its lead to 4-0 in the top of the seventh. Schreck singled to lead off the frame and reached third on a pair of groundouts. Freshman Chris Maldonado then roped a double to the wall in right-center for his first collegiate hit, scoring Schreck.

Bradfield stole two bases Sunday to reach the 100 career stolen bases mark. Bradfield is just the seventh player in SEC history to reach the milestone. He’s the only active player in college baseball with 100 career steals.

Vanderbilt (8-4) returns to Nashville for a pair of contests, first hosting Tennessee Tech at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Evansville at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Both games will stream on SECN+.