A high school softball pitcher struck out every batter she faced in a perfect perfect game
There are a lot of ways to dominate on the mound. Throwing a shutout is a good indication that a pitcher had the other team's number. A no-hitter is even more dominant. A perfect game is better still.
But, it's possible to top a perfect game. Instead of not allowing any runners to reach base, how about striking out every batter that comes to the plate? On Wednesday, Shannon Becker -- a sophomore on the Mahopac High School softball team -- did just that, striking out all 21 batters that tried to get a hit off of her in a seven-inning game.
‼️Becker is PERFECT today with 21Ks. 🔥🥎💨8-0 W over Carmel.— Pac Varsity Softball (@MahopacSoftball) May 8, 2019
1B: DellaMura (RBI), Galizia x2(2RBI), Becker x2, L. Zecca (RBI), Sabia, K.Zecca x2 (2RBIs), MacIndoe x2, Usewicz
2B:DellaMura, L.Zecca pic.twitter.com/SG0L387GII
Becker's "perfect perfect game" is believed to be the first in New York high school softball history.
After her performance Wednesday, Becker has a 0.28 ERA and 229 strikeouts in just 99 innings. What's maybe even scarier or other teams in her league is the act that she's only a sophomore. Players are going to have to try to hit against her for two more years. It sounds like it's going to be a frustrating couple years ahead for hitters in New York.
Eric Chesterton is writer for Cut4. He particularly enjoys bunts against the shift, stolen bases and celebrating his birthday with mascots at the ballpark.