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.”

Los Altos softball team off to a running start

Alexis Musick
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High freshman Alexis Musick throws the ball from the outfield last week. She has the team’s best batting average.

The Los Altos High softball team might just steal its way to a league championship this year.

Thirteen games into the season, the Eagles have stolen 74 bases in 81 attempts.

Sports on the Side

Tennis & hoops camps start next week at MV

Spartans Sports Camp’s spring break basketball and tennis camps for boys and girls in grades 3-8 are scheduled Monday through April 13 at Mountain View High. Both camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; half-day sessions are offered as well. The basketball camp focuses on shooting, ball-handling and defense; the tennis camp is for beginner- and intermediate-level players and emphasizes volleys, ground strokes and serves. Weekly rates for each camp are $285 for half-day sessions, $395 for the full day. Daily rates are $65 for half-day sessions, $90 for the full day. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High athletics. To register and for more information, visit Spartans- SportsCamp.com.

Free tennis clinic offered Saturday

Mountain View Tennis has scheduled a free tennis clinic with its pros 1-3 p.m. Saturday on the courts at Cuesta Park. Adults and juniors of all levels are welcome. For more information, call 967-5955 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pitchers lead LA to league sweep of Cupertino

Behind complete games from Ryan Baum and Alex Reelfs, the Los Altos High baseball team swept Cupertino last week to even its record at 3-3 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

Baum went the distance in the series opener, a 3-2 home victory March 28, and Reelfs threw a complete game in Friday’s 2-1 road win.


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