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66-pitch perfect game tossed by high school student

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   May 22, 2013 at 3:41 PM   |   Comments

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May 22 (UPI) -- A California high-school baseball player completed a feat that would be impressive even by professional standards.

MIchael Strem led his St. Francis High teammates to a 2 - 0 victory in the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section Division I playoffs last Wednesday.

To do it, Strem threw a perfect game, tossing 66 pitches over seven innings to defeat Monta Vista.

Strem struck out eight of the 21 batters he faced, throwing 48 strikes and 18 balls, and none of the others reached base safely.

St. Francis, of Mountain View, Calif., went on to defeat Valley Christian 3 - 0 in the quarterfinals on Saturday and was set to face Palo Alto on Wednesday evening.

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