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Hendersonville High School

The Ville News

The Commando’s Ryan “el niño” Oden recently accomplished one of the rarest feats in all of baseball.

 

The junior pitched a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Green Hill High School at home April 14.

 

“My main thoughts were to keep the ball low and on the corners,” Ryan recalled of those tense final moments.

 

This isn’t the first time he’s tossed a no-hitter. He said his first was when he was in Little League.

 

Coach Mike Hendrix said pitching a no-hitter is “very rare” at all levels of baseball.

 

“You don’t see it every day in the MLB (Major League Baseball), in Little League or in college baseball,” Hendrix said.

 

“Ryan had a great performance on the mound, and threw excellent curveballs and sliders,” Hendrix remarked.

 

The young pitcher said he has been working hard since July to prepare for this season. Someday he hopes to wind up in the pros.

 

“What motivates me is that one day I will be able to afford a big house in Miami for my brothers Luis and Carlitos,” he said.

 

Story by Luis Arjona