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New Hampshire high schooler Brennen Oxford has thrown a whopping four consecutive no-hitters

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There have been 295 no-hitters in Major League history, but only Johnny Vander Meer has managed to do it in back-to-back starts. His accomplishment pales in comparison to New Hampshire high schooler Brennen Oxford's accomplishment, however. 

The junior left-hander at Oyster River high school in Durham, NH, has pitched four consecutive no-hitters. He's run his hitless streak to 30 2/3 no-hit innings, while striking out 46 batters and walking only 13.

Shockingly, there was no massive on-field celebration following his latest no-hit effort against Hollis-Brookline -- probably because it's become routine at this point. 

After the game, Oxford admitted, "It was probably the best of the four, but still not good enough. I expect a lot out of myself. I had a few walks, so there is always something to work on."

Oxford is now just two starts away from tying the national high school record of six consecutive no-nos. Originally set by Chris Taranto in 1961, Tom Engle matched the feat in 1989. Unfortunately, the high school dominance didn't continue to the pros for those hurlers -- Taranto reached Class A with the Houston Colts and Engle made it to Triple-A with the Mets. 

Set to join Wake Forest in 2018, one American League scout said Oxford's "definitely going to be a guy to follow" due to the southpaw's ability to throw strikes and his general athleticism. He'll look to extend the streak against Kingswood Regional High School on Friday, May 26. 

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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