LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Vanderbilt starting pitcher Chris McElvain threw seven innings of no-hit baseball but did not finish the game for his own no-hitter. The bullpen helped finish the deal and make history.

Christian Little pitched the last two innings and the Commodores threw a combined no-hitter on Kentucky, winning the game 10-0 on Friday night at Kentucky Proud Park. McElvain threw nine strikeouts and allowed three walks, facing 24 batters on 104 pitches.

Vandy broke open the scoreboard in the 3rd inning with two runs on two RBI singles. They followed that up with four in the 6th inning and two in both the 8th and 9th innings to add plenty of insurance, winning the series opener.

Mason Hazelwood took the loss but showed some positives, throwing five innings and allowing just those two runs on four hits and throwing five strikeouts, also allowing five walks. He has a 4.12 ERA and 25 strikeouts on the season in 24 innings.

The graduate-senior left-handed pitcher is filling in as the Friday night starter after the original Wildcat for the job, Cole Stupp, suffered a season-ending elbow injury. Kentucky’s second pitcher on the staff, Darren Williams, also suffered a season-ending injury.

Fresh off his big announcement that he is returning to Kentucky for his senior season, men’s basketball star Oscar Tshiebwe threw out the ceremonial first pitch. This was the largest crowd of the season so far at Kentucky Proud Park.

The Wildcats look to even up the series on Saturday at noon against Vanderbilt.