Milton Academy alumnus Matt Tabor appears to have the big leagues within his reach.
Tabor (Milton, Mass.) made history on Sunday with the Double-A affiliate for the Arizona Diamondback, pitching the first no-hitter in team history in a 6-1 victory over the San Antonio Missions. The right-hander struck out three and allowed just two walks in a seven-inning game. He did not allow a runner to reach second base and retired 13 straight batters to close out the no-no.
Tabor's dominant start wasn't completely out of the blue either. In his last three starts, the 22-year-old has logged a scoreless streak of 19.2 innings. The former two-time ISL MVP was a third-round selection by the Diamondbacks in the 2017 MLB Draft. During his career at Milton, he was 15-1 with a 0.92 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 79 innings.
The reigning Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week recently caught up with New England Baseball Journal to discuss the no-hitter.