March 2, 2015
WEST POINT, N.Y. – After one of the best pitching performances in 124 seasons of the Army baseball program, senior right-hander Alex Robinett has earned a number of honors for his effort in throwing the fifth no-hitter in Academy history.
Robinett was named a Collegiate Baseball News Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, Patriot League Co-Pitcher of the Week and the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. He shares the Patriot League honor with Lehigh’s Nick Macaione, who threw the first nine innings of his team’s combined no-hitter in an 11-inning, 2-0, win over Iona.
A native of Bend, Ore., Robinett struck out 10 Longwood hitters in Army’s 1-0 series-opening victory and joined the company of Bob Neyland, Rod Vitty, Jon Rindfleisch and Logan Lee, who each tossed a no-hitter during their respective Army careers. Robinett’s no-no was the first individual nine-inning no-hitter for a Patriot League pitcher this century and the 12th in conference history. Lee was the last Patriot Leaguer to throw a no-hitter, when he beat Bucknell on April 21, 2012.
Robinett walked four and hit two Longwood batters en route to his first win of the season, his seventh-career complete game and second shutout. He allowed baserunners in all but three innings and finished the game by retiring the final seven hitters he faced, including a swinging strikeout to end the game.