Brady no-hits Hug, again

D.J. Brady's solid senior season continued Saturday as his pitched his second no-hitter in as many starts, running his career total to three.

The Douglas offense, in the meantime, put together 10 runs on eight hits to take a 10-0 win over Hug in the first game of a Sierra League doubleheader at Douglas High School.

Brady struck out nine and walked one in six innings, reprising a nine-strikeout no-hitter over the Hawks on the same field last year in a 20-0 win.

He has been especially effective as of late, striking out 30 in his last three starts, while allowing just one run and two hits. He no-hit South Tahoe last week, coming within a hit batsman of a perfect game.

His one walk Saturday morning, which came in the top of the sixth with one out, and an unusual ending in the bottom of the sixth were all that kept him from another shot at a complete-game perfect game.

Douglas held a 9-0 lead with a runner on third and two outs as freshman Tyler May came to the plate. May, who went 3-for-3 in the game, took three balls and then a strike before Hug pitcher Andrew Tracy set for the next pitch.

Tracy lost his grip on the ball, dropping it to the ground, which constitutes a balk. Davis was allowed to score on the balk, ending the game by the 10-run mercy rule.

Nate Whalin went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the win and Brady, Ryan Laing and Roman Davis each doubled. Brady, Ryan Pruitt and Davis each had an RBI.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Douglas picked up an 18-5 win with Whalin on the mound, running their win streak to 12.

Phil Mannelly went 3-for-3 in the second game with two RBIs and Pruitt, Laing, Whalin and Davis each had two RBIs.

Whalin, Mannelly and Jordan Hadlock each doubled and Cory Eilers and Davis each tripled.

Hadlock, Eilers and Ryan Guzman each had one RBI.

Douglas wrapped up the series with the Hawks having outscored them 61-5. The Tigers have scored 87 runs in their last six games, averaging out to about 14 per game.

Douglas improved to 15-7 overall and 12-3 in Sierra League play. The Tigers are playing in Atwater, Calif., this week at the Atwater Easter Invitational.

-- Joey Crandall can be reached at or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.


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