Former Montgomery Central Indians baseball star Alec Mills threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, Sept. 13.
In his first complete game between college and professional, Mills allowed zero hits to the Milwaukee Brewers across nine innings, striking out five batters and walking three, throwing 114 pitches with 74 strikes.
The start was only the 15th of his professional career.
The 28-year-old starred at Montgomery Central before walking on as a relief pitcher at UT Martin, eventually becoming their staff ace by his junior season. He was eventually drafted in the 22nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals before being sent to the Cubs in 2017.
“I’m just proud to be that person that can tell you to never give up,” Mills told MLB reporters. “Never stop playing. Never let people tell you what you can and can’t do and just keep persevering.”