March 21, 2011
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Matt Vedo has been named the UCSBgauchos.com/Golden 1 Credit Union Gaucho of the Week after nearly throwing the first no-hitter by a Gaucho in 31 years.
Vedo came one out shy of throwing the first no-hitter by a Gaucho pitcher since Mark Nowlin tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in March, 1980. The junior right-hander finished with a complete game, allowing one unearned run and striking out a career-high eight batters in UCSB's 2-1 win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader vs. Nevada.
The native of Colusa, Calif. tossed 113 pitches in the complete game and became the first Gaucho to toss a one-hitter since Mario Hollands did so two seasons ago. An error in the ninth inning extended the final frame and Vedo allowed a two-out double.
Vedo was named the Big West's Pitcher of the Week for his efforts.
UCSB plays a Pac-10 schedule this week, traveling to USC for a 3 p.m. game on Tuesday and then heading to Corvallis, Ore. to face No. 23 Oregon State in a three-game set this weekend. All four games will be broadcast live online by clicking here.