The Ultimate Perfect Game - New Jersey High School Softball Ace Strikes Out All 21 in Playoff Win

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The Ultimate Perfect Game – New Jersey High School Softball Ace Strikes Out All 21 in Playoff Win

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A high school softball pitcher in New Jersey threw the ultimate perfect game on Friday.

Cedar Grove sophomore Mia Faieta faced 21 batters, and struck out each and every one of them in a 4-0 win against North Warren to complete the most perfect, perfect game.  Just take a look at this score book from local reporter Sean Reilly from News12Varsity.com:

Faieta produced 18 swinging strikeouts, including eight in a row at one point. In fact, there was a stretch between the second and fifth innings in which Faieta struck out 11 of the 12 batters she faced on swings-and-misses. Now, that’s complete dominance.

Here she is getting the final (strike) out of the game:

Coach Nikki Velardi told reporters she had never witnessed anything like that before, telling Reilly: “The kid is working hard. We maybe could have scored a couple of more runs, but at least we put in her in a better atmosphere early, which made her more relaxed. I’ve thought she could do it, but I didn’t expect it today in a state game. All of her pitches were working, and they were working together.”

So what’s next for Faieta? A matchup against Verona in the state final on Tuesday.


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