On July 16, 2021 Jean Vilain handcuffed the TC Bears striking out 11, walking but 2, and allowing 0 hits in the 2-0 No-No for the Waveriders. For Jean, it was deja vu all over again as two years ago, while pitching for the Toronto Maples, he shut down the Windsor Vigilantes racking up 6 K’s, yielding 2 walks, and allowing 0 in the hit column.
With 7 No Hitters in the 6 year history of the GLBL Vilain now owns two of them.
A Waverider in Control….
The #1 Pick of the Owen Sound Waveriders in the inaugural draft was Tate ‘Ape’ Crosby. The 5-1 Crosby has helped propel the 21-19 Waveriders close enough to the Thunder Bay Caribou to catch their attention, now just 4 games back. Tate has a fine ERA of 3.40 and his K rate of 39 in 45 IP is better than average, too. So, what makes this RHP stand out from the rest? Control. Crosby has just 3 free passes all season which translates to a WHIP of 0.93.
All eyes are on the ‘The Apeman’s’ recovery as he was pulled in the 2nd inning of his last outing with a sore shoulder. A club spokesperson has listed him as day to day.