07/25/2002 10:42 AM
for immediate release: 25 July, 2002
Brauer Tosses No-Hitter Versus Chatham
Y-D Righty Whiffs 14 in Brilliant Gem
CHATHAM - Yarmouth-Dennis right-hander Jim Brauer (Michigan), on board with the Red Sox for his
second straight summer and a 2001 CCBL East Division All-Star, threw the first no-hitter in the Cape
League since July 3, 1998 when Y-D's Hank Thoms no hit Orleans in a nine-inning, 6-0 win.
Y-D Red Sox hurler Jim Brauer (Michigan) tossed a magnificentno-hitter versus the Chatham A's last night (July 24).
In 1996, two no-hitters were thrown in the same season. That year, Falmouth's Eric Milton no-hit Orleans in a 2-0 win on July 5 and Cotuit's Josh Gandy no-hit Wareham in a 1-0 win on August 2.
Coincidentally, Chatham's Steve Duda tossed a no-hitter on the exact same date as Brauer, against the Y-D Red Sox on July 24, 1991.
Brauer's no-hitter last night at Veterans Field was nothing short of spectacular. In a nine-inning,
complete-game effort, Brauer upped his record to 2-2 on the season, adding 14 Ks to his 38-strike out tally for a season total of 52 Ks in 45.1 innings pitched.
Brauer, who was 2-3 last season with a 1.84 ERA, walked just one batter in his no-hit gem last night and allowed only one other base runner on an error, both base runners coming in the bottom of the fifth inning.
He retired 14 consecutive batters to start the game, allowed the two base runners in the bottom of the fifth, and then retired the next 13 batters he faced.
Duda, who was a two-time CCBL all-star, actually threw no-hit and one-hit complete games on the same date, one year apart. Following his no-hitter versus the Y-D Red Sox on July 24, 1991, a year later Duda fired a one-hitter on July 24, 1992. Both performances came versus the Y-D Red Sox.
Brauer was highly touted last winter and this spring by Baseball America, and is still considered as one of the nation's top collegiate pitching prospects.
-- Sean Walsh/CCBL 2002