I was just adding Meo’s slide when the headline broke across Baseball America’s site: “Coastal’s Anthony Meo Throws No-Hitter.” The story can be found here on their website.
In Coastal Carolina’s first Big South conference tournament game, Meo held Radford hitless, getting nine strikeouts and needing only 106 pitches.
Meo had some helium after a stellar regular season that saw him post an 8-3 record, a 2.42 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 93 innings. His velocity has looked good all season long, sitting in the low-to-mid 90s, while occasionally scraping the 96-97 mph range. That alone is enough to warrant first-round talk, but Meo also complements his fastball with a slider that has improved so much over the course of the season that it now looks like a potential above-average pitch.
Coming off of a no-hitter and with Coastal a virtual lock to end up in the tournament regardless of their showing in the Big South, Meo will have even more opportunity to show off and possibly earn a spot in the top-20 picks.