Kyle Simonds, Texas A&M

Kyle Simonds picked up a no-hitter against a premier opponent. (Thomas Campbell/TAMU)


Rogers: Simonds Says No-Hitter


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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — College baseball is made for guys like Kyle Simonds.

As Vanderbilt star outfielder Jeren Kendall ripped a liner toward the senior righthander’s head with two outs in the ninth inning with a no-hitter in grasp, Simonds didn’t really have much of a choice. He was in full-on protection mode, and he snagged the liner, walked a few steps forward and pointed both index fingers toward the sky, the ball firmly planted inside the palm on his right hand as if it was suddenly his[…]