Arauz fires seven-inning no-hitter for Clearwater

July 30th, 2017

Phillies prospect Harold Arauz threw a no-hitter in Game 2 of a doubleheader for Class A Advanced Clearwater on Sunday.

After Fort Myers won Game 1, 4-0, Arauz led his club to a 2-0 win in the seven-inning nightcap.

Arauz, who began the day with just one complete game in his career, was dominant throughout, throwing 58 of his 76 pitches for strikes and notching a career-high 10 strikeouts.

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Not only was the 22-year-old unhittable, but he was nearly perfect. Arauz retired the first 19 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk in the seventh. However, he quickly got back on track and retired the next two batters he faced to complete the no-hit feat.

Arauz was hit hard in his last start as he lasted just four innings and gave up six runs on 10 hits.

The right-hander got off to a fast start Sunday as he struck out the first two batters he faced, setting the tone for a historic afternoon. Arauz struck out the side in the third and notched at least one strikeout in six innings. He improved to 4-2 and now holds a 2.03 ERA for Clearwater.