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Andy Petttite's son Josh throws no-hitter

02/25/2013 1:05 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Josh Pettitte (right) poses with fellow MLB sons Kacy Clemens (left) and Cavan Biggio.(Twitter.com/jpettitte21)
Through 17 seasons, 491 starts, and 245 wins, Andy Pettitte has never thrown a no-hitter in his Major League career. Thanks to his offspring, however, there is at least one no-no in the family.

As mentioned during YES Network’s first spring telecast on Sunday, Pettitte’s son Josh, a senior pitcher at Deer Park (Texas) High School, threw a no-hitter on Friday night against perennial Lone Star State powerhouse Boerne Champion HS, striking out 10 and walking just one to fall ever-so-short of a perfect game.

While the no-hitter is certainly a great resume builder, Josh was perhaps more excited about the reaction he received from his dad’s teammates; after posting on his Twitter feed that Friday was “a fun game to be a part of,” the younger Pettitte received online congratulations from the likes of Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, and CC Sabathia.

Also unlike his dad, Josh Pettitte is a right-hander, and he was 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched last season for Deer Park. He’s off to a good start so far in 2013, and has already signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Baylor University in 2014.

"Josh knows how to pitch. He has a great presence on the mound and command of three pitches," Deer Park coach Chris Rupp said of Pettitte upon his Baylor signing. "He is a good student with a good work ethic and will only continue to get better. Josh is very coachable and will be a good college pitcher.”

Of course, given his pedigree and all the attention bestowed upon him, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Josh Pettitte was selected somewhere in this summer’s MLB Draft first; if it were the Yankees that did, he would join Preston Mattingly, Dante Bichette Jr., and Jose Mesa Jr. as sons of MLB stars selected by the Bombers in recent years.

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