Baseball America ranked the 25 best pitching performances of the shortened 2020 season on Monday.
Junior righty Dane Acker’s no-hitter against LSU took the top spot.
Today's College Top 25 ranks the 25 best pitching performances of the 2020 season. The pitchers in the top 3 spots?1. Dane Acker, @OU_Baseball 2. Bryce Jarvis, @DukeBASE 3. Nick Swiney, @NCStateBaseball https://t.co/odG9B701XG— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) March 30, 2020
On March 1, the Sooners took on LSU at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston. Acker out-dueled AJ Labas, who also had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning.
Acker finished the game with 11 strikeouts and one walk on 117 pitches to give Oklahoma a 1-0 victory.
Acker’s performance was the Sooners’ first nine-inning no-hitter since 1989 and the first time LSU had been no-hit since 1978. It was also the first no-hitter in Shriners College Classic history.