Nick Fanti threw his second no-hitter of the season on Monday afternoon, but this time the Phillies prospect did it all by himself.
Fanti, a lefthander with single-A Lakewood, struck out 12. His lone baserunner reached on a second-inning walk. He retired the final 22 batters. Fanti threw 112 pitches, 77 of which were strikes. The BlueClaws had just two hits and the game lasted just 1 hour, 49 minutes. He is the first Lakewood pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter in a winning effort. Gavin Floyd pitched a no-hitter in 2002 but the BlueClaws lost, 1-0.
NO-HITTER!!! Nick Fanti finishes it off. He walked 1 and struck out 12. It's the 6th no-hitter in BlueClaws history! pic.twitter.com/SMVYOaKYwD
— Lakewood BlueClaws (@BlueClaws) July 17, 2017
Fanti recorded the first 26 outs on May 6 before giving way to Trevor Bettencourt, who retired the final out to complete the no-hitter. The Phillies drafted Fanti out of high school in 2015’s 31st round. The 20-year-old has a 2.52 ERA through his first 15 starts this season. Fanti, known for his exceptional command, has walked two batters in his last 31 innings. He could be nearing a promotion to high-A Clearwater.