Tohoku High’s Darvish hurls no-hitter at Koshien


Tohoku High School right-hander Yu Darvish pitched a no-hitter in the Miyagi Prefecture school’s 2-0 victory over Kumamoto Kogyo at the national high school baseball invitational tournament on Friday.

The 17-year-old allowed just three runners on base, on two walks and an error, in the first-round game at Koshien Stadium. He struck out 12 batters in a 129-pitch outing.

Darvish, whose father is Iranian and mother Japanese, became the 12th player in history to toss a no-hitter in the spring high school invitational.