Livonia (N.Y.) pitcher Reid VanScoter almost had a perfect game in his team’s fourth consecutive sectional title.
What he finished with is probably more impressive.
VanScoter struck out 21 batters, did not issue a walk, and the only two runners to reach base did so via a third-strike passed ball.
In those innings, VanScoter struck out four hitters.
Amazingly, according to the New York Sportswriters Association, that’s not the state record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game. Jim Cheneval of Levittown holds that distinction, when he struck out 25 batters in a seven-inning game in 1983.