Collin Ogilvie has had to overcome more than his fair share of adversity in his time at Alma High School.
The senior pitcher tore his ACL on two different occasions, the most recent came against Greenwood in week two of the 2012 football season. But the past was the farthest thing from his mind when he finished off a no-hitter against Huntsville last week.
“It was a 1-0 game, pretty tight. I was just trying to hold them, hold down and get the win mostly,” Ogilvie said. “I wasn’t too concerned with trying to be too precise and end up making a mistake and getting a base runner on that could end up tying the game. I was just hoping to seal the deal and get the win.”
Ogilvie wasn’t the only member of the Alma baseball team not focused on the program’s first no-hitter in more than 23 years.
“It was a 1-0 game in the sixth and seventh inning,” Alma coach Kevin Edwards said. “I was worried about us coming up with six outs. It didn’t really dawn on me until after we got the last out that hey, that was a no hitter.”
Ogilvie struck out 14 in the seven inning masterpiece, just two shy of the seven inning school record. That wasn’t his only dominant outing in 5A-West play either. The senior right hander has thrown a complete game in all four conference outings and allowed just four runs in 25 innings of work. Ogilvie has 54 strikeouts in 43 innings of work this season.
It didn’t take long for Ogilvie to realize that he was on top of his game and the Huntsville offense.
“I knew early on in bullpen work, getting warmed up it could be a good day,” Ogilvie said. “But as far as going into the game I didn’t try to think about it too much. I just threw what was given to me and went along with it.”