The CIF North Coast softball playoffs began Tuesday and defending Division I champion Freedom (Oakley) made a statement in Round 1.
Credit junior pitcher Vanessa Strong for that.
Strong pitched a perfect game in a 7-0 victory against Arroyo and struck out 19 of the 21 batters she faced.
The victory moved Strong to 15-5 in the circle and lowered her ERA for the season to 0.96. She has allowed one earned run in her last four outings.