– photos courtesy of Gaylen Blosser – The Early Bird Newspaper
Above game was after this story was released yesterday, Petry throws the perfect game in a win over Minster.
(5-15-17) This week we have two Players of the Week, two freshman pitchers from Greenville, Ohio combined to pitch two-perfect D II state sectional tournament games in a row, Caitlin Christman and Baylee Petry.
The two ‘Green Wave‘ aces helped Greenville in their first two D II Sectional games, beating Dayton Dunbar 18-0 and following that with a 17-0 win over Trotwood-Madison.
Against Dunbar it was a ‘perfect‘ perfect game as both pitchers combined to strike out all 15 hitters in the 5 inning game win.
In the Trotwood-Madison game, Petry had 7 strikeouts and Christman added four more K’s in the 5 inning win.
The two combined for 26 K’s out of the 30 outs in the two games.
On the season Petry has won 20 games, has a 1.02 ERA, while offensively she is hitting .439 with 23 RBIs. Christman on the season has a 1.64 ERA on the year.
Greenville Head Coach Jerrod Newlan told the Daily Advocate after the Dunbar game:
“Both pitchers are freshman pitchers. Petry’s had a great season. We hope to continue that until we end in Akron. This was a unique opportunity today, and all the girls got to play. We are getting ready to dodge some bullets coming up though as the games get tougher. ”
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