Vols commit Neely flirts with no-no

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McALESTER, Okla. — The dugout exhaled a collectable sigh of disgust.

A pair of Team Tennessee players lined up as though prepared for the guillotine after being accused of hexing the no-hit bid by starting pitcher Will Neely on Sunday night.

The Hardin Valley (Tenn.) Academy product carried a no-no into the fifth and final inning versus Team Georgia in the Junior Sunbelt Classic. However, it wash't meant to be as the Peach State bats scratched across a pair of base knocks.

Neely didn't crumble or fold from there. With a fastball that sat in the 88-90 miles-per-hour range and that topped out at 93, the Tennessee verbal commit finished off Georgia and secured a 9-0 run-rule victory.

The right-hander finished with four strikeouts in five innings with three base on balls.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder uses every ounce of his body to create plus-velocity for a Class of 2015 prospect. He has excellent flex in his elbow and creates torque with his body to generate ball speed that doesn't exist in most pitchers his age and size.

To find out more about the Knoxville native, why he chose to play for the Volunteers and how anxious he is to get on Rocky Top, click play on the InsideTennessee video interview below:


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Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.
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