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July 3, 2014

Majors coast behind Mills’ no-hitter

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Matt Mills couldn’t put things together in the bullpen before the game, and couldn’t after, either.

The time in between was different.

Mills improved to 5-0 with his first career no-hitter, striking out six as the Majors shellacked Wellington, Kan., 17-0 in five innings Thursday in the opening game of the Glen Winget Tournament in Bartlesville.

“I couldn’t find pitches in the bullpen today,” Mills said. “I just threw strikes, and let the defense do it’s job.”

The course of the Hennessey grad’s no-hitter was the only close contest on Thursday — Enid led 4-0 after the first and 11-0 after two innings — but Mills may have been the only one not to notice.

After the postgame handshakes, teammates congratulated Mills on his first-ever no-hitter. That was the first time he’d realized he threw it.

“Did the same thing I do every day,” he said.

The Majors, now 28-9, continue play in the Glen Winget Tournament at 2 p.m. today against Rogersville, Mo.

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