Pit Spitters Pitcher Jacob Marcus Throws First No-Hitter in TC History

TRAVERSE CITY — Earlier this month Pit Spitters pitcher Jacob Marcus made history when he threw the program’s first ever no-hitter on July 8.

In game two of a double-header with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Marcus pitched Traverse City’s first “no-no,” leading the team to a 6-0 win.

He threw 91 pitches and a total of 60 strikes on the night. Marcus also tied a season-high record with six strikeouts and set a season-high record with seven innings pitched.

“It was very cool. I struggled a little bit at school this year so doing something like that was big for me, big for my confidence,” said Marcus. “My family was super excited, all my friends and it was just special. I didn’t realize that I threw the first one, but it was definitely cool to do it. I just want to go deep into games as a starter and give up three or less and keep my team in the game. So you know that’s mainly the goal, stay efficient so that I can go longer.”

The rest of the Pit Spitters defense was perfect on the night, recording zero errors.

The no-hitter is just the 25th in Northwoods League history and the first since July 5, 2019.

It also marks the first career no-hitter for the University of Richmond redshirt junior.

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