When Aidan Murphy took the mound on Sept. 11, 2022, it was his first time doing so in a game since 2018. What followed is something nobody could have expected. He threw the sixth no-hitter in Humber Baseball history.
“Honestly when I went out for the first inning I felt good, I felt like I was throwing harder than normal and felt really in control of my body,” Murphy said. The 4th year student has focused most of his college career on being offensively productive, but when he showed some heat on the mound over the summer the team decided to give him a shot, saying “I had always joked around with Coach Troy about pitching and I threw some innings in the summer. At tryouts, I threw hard and they decided to give me a shot. I’ve always focused on my hitting but it’s nice to do both.”
Every no-hitter starts with a dominant pitching performance, but requires stellar defense and run support, as Murphy noted saying that “the defense was really good that night and also our bats were really hot which made me not have to think too much on the mound just focus on throwing strikes.” Murphy’s older brother Keegan is in the Humber Baseball hall of fame, and was just as surprised as Aidan at the performance, with Murphy saying “neither of us were expecting that much from my first outing. I did pitch in the summer on his team but nothing that crazy.”
Murphy is focused on finishing out the year strong and hopes to continue working in the sports world once he graduates from Humber. His goal is to get into coaching. “I feel like I could be successful in helping people get better,” he said. Regardless of where Murphy goes from here, he will always have his name beside that no-hitter, something many pitchers never get to claim.