June 18, 2009
What an incredible past week for incoming Hawkeye recruit Matt Dermody. Last Wednesday, the native of Norwalk, IA, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 26th round of the MLB Draft. Five days later, Dermody was making national news on the mound.
The left-handed pitcher threw a perfect 6-inning game in a 10-0 win. Not only was it a perfect game, but Dermody struck out all 18 batters he faced, a first for an Iowa high school athlete. Additionally, he helped out offensively, hitting a home run.
“We’ve been excited about Matt ever since he committed to us last summer,” said Head Coach Jack Dahm. “He will definitely help our program and make a big impact if he decides not sign the pro contract.”
His efforts made ESPNs “SportsCenter” Wednesday night, among other national publications.
To read more about Dermody’s performance, click HERE to read espn.com’s article.