Last week, Lizzie Kane ’18 threw a perfect game for the Girls’ Varsity Softball team against non-conference opponent Green Street Academy. Lizzie faced 15 batters throughout the game — she struck out 10 and made three infield plays (ground balls caught and thrown to first). The two additional outs came from a pop fly out at first base and a caught line drive at second base. The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 15 run rule.
“I had no idea that I was on my way to throwing a perfect game,” Lizzie said. “I was aware that I hadn’t walked anyone because I like to keep track of that in my head, but I didn’t know that no one on the opposite team had gotten on base. There were at least a couple of batters where there had been a full count, but I was just focusing on the batter at the plate.”
After the game had ended, coach Richard Schneider announced to the team that Lizzie had thrown a perfect game. While it was an incredible game for Lizzie, and she received a much deserved round of applause, the win was truly a team effort. “I don’t believe that any pitcher (or team) has ever started a game thinking they would have a perfect game. Neither do coaches! There are so many factors and variables that can prevent it from happening; it is practically unthinkable,” coach Schneider said. “Regardless of the level of the competition, there are eight other players who also have to successfully do their jobs …A couple of key fielding plays that I would have thought improbable resulted in outs. Lizzie was throwing very well and Cici Osias ’19 was catching her well. Without the catcher doing her part, the pitcher can’t do hers.”
“The entire team contributed to the win,” coach Carly Bianco said. “Every player took part in the game that day. Lizzie kept her composure throughout the game, and although Green Street Academy did not hit many pitches for the team to field, the Park girls did a nice job swinging their bats and getting on base when it was our turn to hit.”
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