New York high school pitcher strikes out every batter in perfect game
There are perfect games. And then there is what Mike Delio did in his first start on varsity Tuesday.
Delio, a junior, threw a perfect game for Carle Place (N.Y.) High School in a 15-0 win over Hempstead.
But that’s not the whole story.
He struck out all 21 batters he faced.
“I’ve had dreams of throwing no-hitters and perfect games but nothing like this,” Delio told Newsday. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
He said he didn’t feel nervous entering the game but began to in the later innings, especially on a bunt attempt that went foul with one out in the sixth.
“I just stayed focused,” said Delio, whose fastball was in the mid-80s Tuesday. “I wanted to locate my pitches, get my curveball down in the zone and just play baseball.”
Carle Place coach Brian Krummenacker said: “Every time he takes the mound there is always the chance that he can do something special. Today was the day.”