Arguelles no-hitter leads to NJCAA Recognition

photo of Anthony Arguelles and Saints baseball team

Santa Fe freshman Anthony Arguelles was named National Junior College Athletics Association Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday after throwing a no-hitter against South Florida State College last Saturday.

The 5-foot-10, right hander out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, FL pitched a complete game seven innings in the second game of a doubleheader allowing no hits, no walks and striking out 10. Except for one hitter reaching on an error, Arguelles was perfect.

"Arguelles is one of our starters because of his ability to throw four different pitches for strikes at any time," said SF head coach Johnny Wiggs. "He had his best command and displayed his best stuff on Saturday."

It was the first ever no-no for Arguelles who said his teammates avoided any kind of conversation during the game for fear on jinxing the effort. "The most I got was a quick handshake," said Arguelles.

It was a fast-paced game that the Saints eventually won 1-0 and Arguelles said it was close to the end before he realized he had a chance to do something special.

"It was after the fifth inning when I was walking back to the dugout when I realized they didn't have any hits," said Arguelles. "I still felt really good. The ball was just rolling off my fingers and I felt like I had control."


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