Brennen Oxford, from Oyster River (Durham, N.H.), has entered the record book as one of the few high school pitchers to throw four consecutive no-hitters.
The junior Wake Forest commit’s bid for a fifth ended early Saturday when he allowed an opposite field single to left on the game’s third pitch after he had the hitter in an 0-2 count.
The hit was by Brian Lindsey, a former AAU teammate and Oxford’s catcher for four years in youth ball.
Oxford shook off the hit easily and then pitched a three-hitter that took an hour and 19 minutes. He struck out 12 and walked two in a 6-1 victory againt Kingswood Regional.
“It wasn’t really a disappointment,” Oxford told Fosters.com. “I looked at it as kind of an upside because I didn’t have to worry about trying to pitch perfectly throughout the whole game. I could just relax and throw strikes and do what I do.”
At the plate, he was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and three runs batted in.
Oyster River will move to the playoffs and host a first-round game Thursday.