CPBL RECORD: Brothers Baseball Club pitcher Elih Villanueva is only the eighth league pitcher to have a no-hitter. The Brothers have achieved two shutouts during the season
Date: Oct 01, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Starting pitcher Elih Villanueva of the Brothers Baseball Club made Taiwanese
professional baseball history when he pitched a no-hitter against the Lamigo Monkeys for a 1-0 win in Taichung on Friday.
The right-hander from Florida showed his skill as he sailed through nine innings on 10 strikeouts, allowing only two Lamigo Monkeys to get on base, one on a hit and one on a walk.
With the bases loaded in the first inning, the Brothers got one run against Lamigo pitcher Zeke Spruill — from Virginia and in his second Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) season — when designated hitter Chou Ssu-chi earned a walk, squeezing in the runner on third.
It would be the only run the Brothers needed on the night, as Villanueva took control on the mound and dismissed the Lamigo’s power hitters one by one at the plate.