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Athlete of the Week – Zack Carr, John Marshall Baseball

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Nobody could believe it.

"Till we got into the dugout and that's when they were all like 'Did that just happen?' and that's when they all kind of piled on each other so it was pretty funny to see," Head Coach Jade Boettcher said.

What just happened was one of the rare accomplishments in baseball, pitcher Zack Carr threw a no-hitter in his first varsity start.

"We were batting in the fourth inning and I looked back and I realized they didn't have a single hit. It kind of sat in my stomach for a little while, but then I got up to bat and it went away for a little bit and it didn't come back until the last out that we needed to make, it was a groundball to first base, I had to go over and cover I just had to remember everything and it ended up happening," Zack Carr said.

The lefty had his best stuff working his final line, five innings pitched, four strikeouts, and three walks.

"It feels like you can get a lot of people off balance, but if you leave it up at all it's going to get taken pretty far and they're going to hit it really hard. So you just got to keep it low and throw it well," Carr said.

"He's got really good stuff. I mean he's got a good fastball curveball combo and he was getting ahead. When he has command of his fastball he's pretty tough to deal with just with that alone, but he's got a wipeout curveball. When he was getting ahead with the fastball I knew he was going to be in a pretty good position to put up a pretty good number," Boettcher said.

No doubt Carr was sensational but if you ask him it's his teammates who deserve the credit.

"I always try and have my teammates in front of me because if they're behind me in the field, they'll be behind me elsewhere which is always a good thing," Carr said.

That's just the kind of player he is.

"He goes about his business and he really likes baseball. As far as being a teammate, the guys love him, he plays hard, he does everything we ask him to do and he's got a lot of personality too. He's fun to have around for sure," Boettcher said.

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