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The Floresville Wildcats 10-and-under team made some Little League history May 27, with a “no-hitter, shutout, perfect game” — a feat achieved by only 23 Major League Baseball teams and very few others. COURTESY/Studio Bella Photos. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible publication.
The Floresville Little League Wildcats 10-and-under team is celebrating a sporting triumph.
Not only did they win their game against the Floresville No. 3 team May 27, but “We had a no-hitter, shutout, perfect game!” Assistant Coach Sam Jones exclaimed. It was a “perfect” perfect game.
This is a remarkable feat for any baseball team, he added, and has only been accomplished 23 times by Major League Baseball teams. So it’s quite a coup for Little Leaguers!
The Wildcats include:
•Ryan Jones – Pitcher
•John Landrum – Catcher
•Kayden Maney, first base
•Kaiden Snyder, second base
•Brandon Esquibel, shortstop
•John Alvarez, third base
•Brady Stevens, left field
•C.J. Landrum, center field
•Christian Ortiz, right field; also played third base last Thursday
•Frankie Bryand, right field
•Ethan Larson, left field
•Nicholas Moore and Jay Esquibel, who were not present for the game.
Proud coaches include Head Coach Gilbert Bocanegra and assistants Thomas Landrum and Sam Jones.
What’s a ‘perfect’ game?
A perfect game, according to www.mlb.com, is “the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order.”
It’s one of the rarest of baseball’s gems, accomplished only 23 times in the “hundreds of thousands” of Major League games since 1880; the most recent was a Mariners v. Rays in August 2012.
Pitcher Don Larsen threw MLB’s only “perfect” World Series game — the Yankees v. Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.