Little Leaguer Higgins throws perfect game, strikes out 16 of 18 batters in 76-pitch effort

Courtesy of Keith Higgins
Little Leaguer Andy Higgins pitched a perfect game for the Nationals last month.

After mowing down the first nine batters, Andy Higgins entertained the idea of achieving one of the most elusive feats in baseball – the perfect game – but the local Little Leaguer still thought it was a long shot.

“Everyone was saying it (after the third inning),” said the 12-year-old pitcher for the Nationals, a Majors Division team in Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League. “I didn’t think I could really do it until I had two strikes on the last guy in the sixth.”

LAHS baseball team has 2-1 week

The Los Altos High baseball team last week bounced back from its first loss of the season by defeating Leland 4-2 Saturday.

Alex Reelfs pitched a complete game – throwing a no-hitter until the sixth – and struck out nine. Ben Parker drove in two runs in the fourth with a double.

LA, MV baseball teams start seasons with wins

Alex Reelfs and Zach Fuchs combined for a one-hitter Saturday as the Los Altos High baseball team opened its season with a 15-2 rout of San Lorenzo Valley.

Up 3-2 after five innings, the visiting Eagles exploded for 12 runs over the next two frames. Ben Parker totaled four hits and Aaron Parker drove in three runs.

Strotman starts on path toward big-league career

Courtesy of Drew Strotman
Drew Strotman makes his professional debut with the Hudson Valley Renegades. The Homestead High graduate was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays last month.

Drew Strotman’s foray into pitching started innocently enough. When Homestead High’s junior-varsity baseball team faced an arms shortage near the end of his sophomore season, the first-year coaching staff asked: “Who can pitch?”

Strotman – who hadn’t taken the mound since Little League – didn’t consider volunteering until a teammate did.

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