Jacob Weirich is still a young prep prospect, but he’s already accomplished something that most pitchers can only dream of: He tossed a perfect game.
As reported by the Jefferson City News Tribune, Weirich, a Jefferson City sophomore, set down all 21 Helias batters he faced in Jefferson City’s 3-0 victory. 11 of his outs came via strikeout, with Weirich mixing fastballs, breaking balls and a strong old-fashioned curve to dazzle the Helias hitters.
“It was moving up and down, in and out, it was all over the place in the strike zone,” Weirich told the News Tribune. “I like throwing the fastball, then getting them with the curveball. …
“I tried to not think about it, I just wanted to throw strikes.”
Aim achieved, with Jefferson City emerging victorious due to Weirich’s remarkable dominance.
“He was pretty darned good,” Helias coach Chris Wyrick said. “He controlled both sides of the plate with his fastball, both sides of the plate with his breaking ball. He was in total control of himself. He commands the mound.
“He’s probably the best pitcher we’ve seen in the past two or three seasons. We’ve seen some throwers, but he’s the best pitcher. I’m very impressed.”