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High school softball pitcher throws perfect game, strikes out every batter

Over the weekend, high school softball pitcher Andrea Chiaradio gave new meaning to the phrase “perfect game.” Philip Humber’s perfect game for the White Sox last week was perfect in the sense that no hitters were able to reach base. Chiaradio, who pitches for Stonington High School in Stonington, Conn., didn’t allow a single batter she faced to put the ball in play.

Chiaradio struck out all 21 hitters she faced in her team’s 3-0 win over Norwich. It is believed that she is only the second softball pitcher in Connecticut high school history to strike out every batter she faced in a perfect game.

“This was my first no-hitter in high school,” Chiaradio told the Westerly Sun over the weekend. “I probably was aware of it in about the fifth inning when a few of the girls on the bench said something about it when we were at bat. I knocked on wood. I tried not to think about it and not to psyche myself out. I just concentrated on getting the rest of the outs.

“I had a few 3-2 counts so that was close. And they tried bunting a few times, but they either fouled it off or just couldn’t get it down.”

Doesn’t the opposing coach know that’s bad form? You don’t try to bunt your way in a perfect game. On a side note, Chiaradio now has 60 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings this season. I don’t know anything about softball, but I think it’s safe to say her stuff is nasty.

H/T Deadspin



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  • Gene

    The way fast pitch softball is played, this hardly qualifies as a special story for LBS.  It must be a slow news day for you, Del.

    It is so hard to score in girls’ fast pitch, that, during most tournaments, when in extra innings, each team starts with a runner on second and no outs.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Striking out all 21 batters makes this more special as a perfect game. That’s not easy to do at any level.

  • Gene

     But it is a lot easier in girls’ fast pitch softball.  It wasn’t even the first time it was done in the state of Connecticut.  Give me a break!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EBRYDG6IW37UZ27ILUNAOC36UE James

    I PLAYED FAST PITCH SOFTBALL FOR OVER 27 YEARS AS A CATCHER WITH A SEMI PRO TEAM AND  VERY COMPETITIVE CITY TEAMS WITH EXELLENT PITCHERS AND WAS LUKY TO CATCH A NUMBER OF NO HITTERS DURING MY
    PLAYING DAYS. I WAS ALSO LUKY TO SEE THE KING AND HIS COURT A FOUR MAN TEAM PLAY SOFTBALL IN MY HOME TOWN OF ELGIN ILL.

    A PERFECT GAME WITH ALL STRIKE OUTS IS QUIT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AND A GAME YOU WILL NEVER FORGET. MY GRANDAUGHTER WAS AN ALL AMERICAN CENTER FIELDER FOR THE TENN. VOLS .IT WAS EXITING  TO SEE SUCH TALENT.