By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications
Damon Grothe, League President of the Indiana Baseball League in the Indianapolis region, sent us the following information regarding a very special week for the Mertl family, as father and son were both involved in pitching no-hitters in different age divisions.
“On Sunday, August 1st, Riley Mertl combined with Ryan Blinn to throw a combined no-hitter for the 18+ Arrows, managed by former league president John DeCosta.
Then on Wednesday, August 4th his father, Eric, threw five innings in a combined no-hitter! This father-son no-hitter combo is one of a kind and certainly a first in our league! Congratulations to Brett Denneman, Heath Luther, and Eric Mertl for their no-hit efforts on the 35+ Rangers!”