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Sophomore throws Pirates first no-hitter since 1996

Tom DiGrispino

Pitcher Kaleb Henry threw a no-hitter, the baseball team’s first one in nearly three decades.

Merrillville wrecked Whiting with a score of 11-1. Henry, a sophomore, allowed no hits from Whiting, while also striking out seven over five innings pitched. 

“I was just really glad to get a win most of all,” Henry said. “I was really glad to be able to do that in high school.”

Henry used his 12 years of baseball experience to gain the first no-hitter since 1996. Throwing a no-hitter was not something expected of the baseball team members, but it is still proudly recognized.

“I felt proud because of all the work he’s put into his craft,” Coach Joey Traina said. “His dedication to pitching and perfecting his form with different pitches has been impressive throughout the off-season.”

Henry will continue to dedicate himself to furthering his baseball skills, while Coach Traina guides him and his teammates.

“It has been my philosophy to focus on competing and learning the game…” Coach Traina said, “…It is very important for our team to continue to learn, stay committed, and compete with passion.”

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    RoxieApr 17, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Way to Nephew!!! Your hard work will always pay off! ❣️⚾

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    Seneca BeecherApr 17, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations Kaleb Henry.
    Go Merrillville Pirates…
    Keep it up…