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Sun May 28, 2017, 12:34 PM

High school softball player strikes out everyone in perfect game

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/05/27/high-school-softball-player-strikes-out-everyone-in-perfect-game/

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New Jersey’s Cedar Grove High School softball player Mia Faieta didn’t use the words “monumental” or “history-making” or even “unbelievable” to describe the true perfect game she pitched Friday against North Warren. Instead, she simply said she had a good time.

“This was fun,” the sophomore told News 12’s Sean Reilly after the game that left the reporter’s scorebook looking like a rare work of art.

“I knew as the game kept going on a that I had more and more,” Faieta told Reilly, referring to her unmatched dominance. “I didn’t want to say anything because I didn’t want to jinx it. I had the three in first inning and thought maybe I could keep doing it. Then I realized after a while that maybe it could happen.”

Faieta struck out all 21 hitters in the seven innings that make up full high school softball games. While she knew she had it in her, it took her coach a little longer to realize what was about to happen.
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for non baseball fans...a K on a scorecard stands for a........"strikeout"...kind of obvious, and I haven't got a clue where that came from or why it is a K. But what an accomplishment...striking them all out..

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Reply High school softball player strikes out everyone in perfect game (Original post)
Stuart G May 2017 OP
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:45 PM

1. She was a cool cat!

This was during a game to determine if they would play in the finals...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:46 PM

2. That is awesome!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:48 PM

3. Couple of backward K's too

But not many

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:51 PM

5. Does a backward K have any significance?...cause I don't know, just asking

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #5)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:54 PM

6. A backward K is a called strikeout as apposed to swinging

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #5)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:56 PM

7. Forward k is swing and a miss; backward k is batter didn't swing, called strike

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:49 PM

4. Yes!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:57 PM

8. 'S' was original taken for sacrifice.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 01:11 PM

9. Every perfect game is a major occurrence.

They happen so rarely at any level of the game that each should be celebrated wildly. Good on this pitcher!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 03:01 PM

10. Here she is. What a great experience for her and her team.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 05:38 PM

11. I bet that last inning was tense


Good for her!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 05:42 PM

12. Brava!, Young Lady, Brava!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 05:44 PM

13. Chadwick used S for sacrifice and chose K for strikeout.

 

Chadwick expanded a scoring technique developed by colleague M.J. Kelly. Both were sportswriters in New York City in the 1860s.

Yes, the 1860s. That's not a typo.

Chadwick used S for sacrifice and chose K for strikeout. He did so because K is the prominent letter of the word "strike," which was used more frequently than strikeout.

http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/glad-you-asked/glad-you-asked-why-does-the-letter-k-stand-for/article_aa2a6966-c3ec-524b-85d8-95c5a835b1c3.html

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