Breaking down the historic seasons of Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker

Will Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter ever give up another hit?

The potential No. 1 pick in this summer’s MLB draft puts his 16⅔ no-hit-inning streak on the line against LSU on Friday night (ESPN2, 9 ET). Leiter enters the game with a perfect 6-0 record and a minuscule 0.25 ERA to go with 59 strikeouts in 36 innings.

After striking out 16 in a no-hitter against South Carolina on March 20, he was untouchable again in seven no-hit innings against Missouri.

But if Leiter has any competition for the best pitcher in college baseball — and potentially for the top pick in the draft — it comes from his own clubhouse and junior right-hander Kumar Rocker.

Rocker, the 2019 College World Series Most Outstanding Player, currently checks in at No. 3 in Kiley McDaniel’s draft rankings, one spot behind Leiter.

On Thursday, Rocker threw six innings of one-run ball in a 13-1 win over LSU to improve to 7-0 on the year.

Now it’s Leiter’s turn once again.

Best of the season so far

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Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter tosses seven hitless frames with 10 strikeouts.

Remaining Vanderbilt schedule

  • April 2: at LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

  • April 3: at LSU, 3 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • April 6: UT-Martin, 7:30 p.m.

  • April 9: Georgia, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

  • April 10: Georgia, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • April 11: Georgia, 3 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • April 13: Eastern Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.

  • April 16: at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

  • April 17: at Tennessee, 4 p.m. (SEC Network)

  • April 18: at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • April 20: Austin Peay, 7:30 p.m.

  • April 23: Mississippi State, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)

  • April 24: Mississippi State, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

  • April 25: Mississippi State, 2 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • April 30: at Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

  • May 1: at Florida, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 2: at Florida, 3 p.m. (ESPN 2)

  • May 4: at Louisville, 7 p.m.

  • May 7: Alabama, 7 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 8: Alabama, 3 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 9: Alabama, 2 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 11: North Alabama, 7:30 p.m.

  • May 14: at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)

  • May 15: at Ole Miss, 5 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 16: at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. (SEC Network)

  • May 18: Florida International, 7:30 p.m.

  • May 20: Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 21: Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)

  • May 22: Kentucky, 3 p.m. (SEC Network+)

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