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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Texas HS pitcher K’s 22 in 7-inning no-hitter

Ferris pitcher Evan Pontley had a simple philosophy at Mabank on Tuesday night: stick mainly with his fastball, and “throw it as hard as I could.”  It resulted in the game of his life.  Pontley pitched a complete game no-hitter in a 13-3 win, striking out 22 batters – one more than the number of outs in a seven-inning game.  “Everything I threw was working,” Pontley said.

After the first inning, Ferris actually trailed 2-0, despite Pontley striking out the first six batters. The two batters that scored during the inning reached on dropped third strikes and throwing errors by the catcher, scoring on a passed ball and a dropped third strike.

Pontley struck out the first 20 batters he faced until a fly-out in the sixth inning.
Ferris (1-0) tied the game in the third inning, and broke it open with a nine-run sixth inning.
At that point, Wolfe went to Pontley – whose pitch count was in the low 80s – to ask him how he was feeling.

“He said, ‘I don’t feel anything. I’m finishing this game,’” Wolfe said. “And I’m like, ‘You bet.’”
Pontley finished allowing no hits, no earned runs and one walk, throwing 97 pitches. A Class 3A all-state shortstop last season, he went 2-4 at the plate as well, with two RBIs and a run scored.

TFA also lists the high school pitchers who have struck out at least 22 in a game.  The only name I recognized was Scott Garrelts.

Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: February 18, 2014 at 01:11 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: evan pontley, ferris, strikeouts

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   1. KT's Pot Arb Posted: February 18, 2014 at 07:53 PM (#4658748)
In Japan he would have struck out at least 40, since he would have immediately started the second game of a double header.

Lazy americans all so concerned about saving their arm ligaments for their mid twenties.
   2. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 18, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4658751)
I like to think that Bruce Bremer had all the fielders just sit down behind him, Satchel Paige-style, when he struck out 23 in an 11-0 loss.

Edit: I guess the "L" means "Loyal," not "loss." I prefer it the other way.
   3. Into the Void Posted: February 18, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4658758)
Sounds like his catcher was in over his head.
   4. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: February 18, 2014 at 08:19 PM (#4658759)
Nevermind, coke to Tom Foley.
   5. Zach Posted: February 19, 2014 at 12:32 AM (#4658823)
If you find yourself sharing a train with the Whammer after this game, best to just let it go.
   6. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: February 19, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4658831)
After the first inning, Ferris actually trailed 2-0, despite Pontley striking out the first six batters. The two batters that scored during the inning reached on dropped third strikes and throwing errors by the catcher, scoring on a passed ball and a dropped third strike.


That is some remarkably sloppy catching. Is six strikeouts in an inning the record? It might not be, since apparently the record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game is 24.

(EDIT: It might only be five strikeouts in the inning. "Only")
   7. Arch Stanton Posted: February 19, 2014 at 06:36 AM (#4658858)
Ferris' defense day off.
   8. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: February 19, 2014 at 09:16 AM (#4658871)
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris strike out 22 guys last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
   9. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: February 19, 2014 at 09:20 AM (#4658873)
But can he field a bunt?
   10. Knock on any Iorg Posted: February 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM (#4659449)
Save Ferris.

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