HELENA — No-hitters are one of the rarest achievements in baseball – that’s what makes them so special.
On Saturday, in an 8-0 win over the Bozeman Bucks’ A squad at Kindrick Legion Field, Helena Reps right-hander Colt Tietje faced the minimum over seven innings and fired the team's first no-hitter since July 8, 2015 (Tanner McMahon).
“I’ve always wanted to throw a no-hitter, it’s one of the coolest things in baseball,” Tietje, who was making his first start of the season, said. “I was very lucky to have a really good defensive team behind me. Our entire team played an amazing game and I was lucky to be a part of it.”
“I’ll never forget it,” catcher Connor Devine said. “Nobody said anything [during the game]...In the fifth inning is when I realized, ‘wow, this could actually happen.’ I think that started to set in with everybody in the fifth or sixth inning.”