66-pitch perfect game: HS Senior Sets Record

66-pitch perfect game: HS Senior Sets Record

66-pitch perfect game: High School Ballplayer Has Perfect Pitch

Michael Strem is just a high school senior, but he’s made history already.

On Wednesday he became the first pitcher at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., ever to pitch a perfect game. What’s more, he did it in only 66 pitches, reports Yahoo News.

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, Strem led his Lancers to victory over the Monta Vista Matadors in the first round of the California Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. His performance included 48 strikes and 8 strikeouts in the 7-inning game. Strem retired 21 batters for an average of just 3 pitches per batter.

The Matadors hung tough, however, keeping the game tied until the 6th inning, when Mark Cardinalli drove in 2 runs for the Lancers. Monta Vista’s pitcher Peter Stern allowed only 3 hits and had 8 strikeouts.

Strem’s overall record is 28-4-0 and his league record is 11-3-0. He ranks #8 in California and #30 nationwide. He’s also a heavy hitter, with a batting average of .400.

The top-seeded St. Francis Lancers ended the game with a 2-0 victory over 16th-seeded Monta Vista. They’ll move on to play either Valley Christian in San Jose or Wilcox in Santa Clara in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

A 66-pitch perfect game is an amazing acheivement! contrats Michael!

CCS baseball playoffs: St. Francis’ Michael Strem throws perfect game against Monta Vista
http://www.mercurynews.com/high-school-sports/ci_23252927/ccs-baseball-playoffs-st-francis-michael-strem-throws

66-pitch perfect game: Michael Strem throws perfect game against Monta Vista
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/california-pitcher-tosses-66-pitch-perfect-game-state-211721292.html

66-pitch perfect game
http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/dAbNQgiJCEGYBigdIB0ukw/baseball-spring-13/profile-michael-strem.htm

66-pitch perfect game
http://www.maxpreps.com/blogs/maxwire-national-blog/CIa421ObkUC5uPGXiwCJ8A/michael-strem-throws-66-pitch-perfect-game.htm

66-pitch perfect game
http://www.mercurynews.com/high-school-sports/ci_23252927/ccs-baseball-playoffs-st-francis-michael-strem-throws