Although he's had a few rough outings recently, No. 1 prospect Jameson Taillon from The Woodlands (Texas) High righted the ship in a hurry last night by firing a no-hitter against Conroe (Texas) High in a 7-0 victory. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound righthander struck out 19 batters and walked only one over seven innings.
"It was a tremendous performance by the young man," The Woodlands head coach Ron Eastman said. "He was on top of his game. He made some minor adjustments this week in the bullpen and was back on his game. He was pretty dominant last night . . . He was down in the strike zone and he had his breaking stuff working. The big thing was he was getting ahead in the count, which the last two times out he was pitching behind in the count. He was ahead in the count last night and was mixing in his slider and curveball reall well."
Eastman said the minor adjustments were to Taillon's posture and the 19 strikeouts tied a school record held by Kyle Drabek.
Taillon said the no-hitter was the first he can remember since he was a little kid.
He said the difference between this start and his last few where he's been hit around was with his fastball command. In his last couple starts, Taillon said he wasn't using his height to his advantage and wasn't getting good extension, so his fastballs were flattening out. Yesterday, he extended his stride and threw mostly two-seam fastballs, working to stay down in the zone early in the count and then get strikeouts by going hard up and in or soft down and away.
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