Girl, 11, pitches a perfect game against the boys


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May 19, 2005. 08:14 AM

Girl, 11, pitches a perfect game against the boys

N.Y. Grade 6er fans all 18 batters in Little League

And her batting average ain't too shabby ? .714

OAKFIELD, N.Y.?Katie Brownell is a shy 11-year-old girl of few words. But when she gets on the baseball field, she lets her pitching do the talking.

Brownell is the only girl in the Oakfield-Alabama Little League baseball program in this community about halfway between Buffalo and Rochester. On Saturday, that didn't stop her from accomplishing something league officials can't remember anybody ? boy or girl ? ever doing.

She threw a perfect game for the Dodgers in an 11-0 victory over the Yankees.

How dominant was she? She struck out all 18 batters she faced in the six-inning victory. She never got to a three-ball count on any of them.

"As far back as I can remember, I don't ever recall hearing of a perfect game," said Eric Klotzbach, league president.

Katie said she knew she had a chance for something special in the fourth inning. Fortunately, Katie's coach, Joe Sullivan, realized that, too.

He had intended to pull Katie at some point during the game and was ready to do it when the scorekeeper told him she had a no-hitter going.

"I can't pull her out," Sullivan said after taking a look at the score book himself.

So Katie kept mowing down the opposition and completed the task. Then the place exploded.

"Everybody congratulated me," Katie said.

Katie, who is in Grade 6, also pitched a one-hitter in the first game of the year. She accounted for all 15 outs in the five innings she pitched in that game. She had 14 strikeouts and got the other out on a grounder to the mound that she tossed to first.

"She's been pitching for three years, but she's really came on and excelled this year," said Jeff Sage, club manager, who didn't get to see Saturday's game because of his job as a firefighter. "She bats really well. She's a solid, all-around ballplayer.''

At the plate, Katie's hitting .714 through the first three games.

Her sense for the game developed from playing baseball with siblings and friends.

"She had older brothers and we were always outside, so the minute she could pick up a ball, she was" playing, said her mother, Denise Bischoff.

Katie, the daughter of Mark Brownell, wasn't even going to play baseball this year, and instead eyed the softball team.

"Two weeks before the first game, when was it too late for her to switch over to softball, she decided to stick with hardball,'' Sullivan said. "Fortunately for us.''

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In the Oakfield-Alabama Little League, Katie Brownell is an ace. In addition to her perfect game on the weekend, she threw a one-hitter in her first game of the season, fanning 14 batters in five innings, and got the 15th out when she fielded a grounder and threw to first.
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That's pretty awesome....those are incredible numbers for that game

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I'd say. So far, in three games, she threw a one hitter and she threw a perfect game. She's also hitting .714 at the plate.

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This girls a perfect candidate when she grows up to be on the USA olympic softball team.

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She'd draw in a lot of fans to see a AA game too.

The Tampa Bay Lightning once invited a female goaltender to camp (mostly for publicity reasons).

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Yea, I want her tested.

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I hadn't thought about that... but I agree, even though it isn't impossible for someone to do that without drugs it is still better to be safe then sorry. Have her tested :yes:

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I hadn't thought about that... but I agree, even though it isn't impossible for someone to do that without drugs it is still better to be safe then sorry. Have her tested :yes:

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You have to be kidding, right.

Cody

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I hadn't thought about that... but I agree, even though it isn't impossible for someone to do that without drugs it is still better to be safe then sorry. Have her tested :yes:

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She's friggin' 11. Steroids can't help an 11 year old gir pitch more accurately.

I hope you're kidding.

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You have to be kidding, right.

Cody

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I dont think he is kidding....I personally doubt a 11 year old female could be messing with that type of sh*t but oh well lot of strange things happen in this world.

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That's like saying people that make stupid comments must be on dope cause in their right mind they would think it through. If that were the case 2/3 of Neowin would need testing.

Cody

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This girls a perfect candidate when she grows up to be on the USA olympic softball team.

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Problem is, she's pitching overhand. Softball is underhand.

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Problem is, she's pitching overhand.  Softball is underhand.

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Overhand? Where do you live - I'm curious as to where on earth they say Overhand as opposed to Overarm... :blink:

I don't know much about Baseball - put I presume getting every opponent batter out single handedly is pretty damn impressive...

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Overhand? Where do you live - I'm curious as to where on earth they say Overhand as opposed to Overarm...  :blink:

I don't know much about Baseball - put I presume getting every opponent batter out single handedly is pretty damn impressive...

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You say that you don't know much about baseball but then you jump on somebody's use of baseball terminology.

Obviously you didn't research it at all. A simple google will show that "baseball overhand" or "throw overhand" will easily outnumber the overarm equivilents.

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For the record, I was kidding but I think Hurmoth took me seriously.

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:laugh: I actually did take you seriously, but I wasn't being... I was being sarcastic. Sorry I wasn't clearer :whistle:

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You say that you don't know much about baseball but then you jump on somebody's use of baseball terminology.

Obviously you didn't research it at all.  A simple google will show that "baseball overhand" or "throw overhand" will easily outnumber the overarm equivilents.

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Because I don't know much about Baseball - therefore I didn't know there was different terminology. And I didn't research it, no, which is probably why I asked where he lived as I was curious as to the use of the term.

Is it so wrong to ask such a thing? Or are people getting too easily offended nowadays - anyway. Imbetween you claiming that I'm jumping on his baseball terminology, you did reveal that its merely different terminology. Thanks for the answer - I'll be sure to not ask questions in future lest someone take offense.

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She'd draw in a lot of fans to see a AA game too.

The Tampa Bay Lightning once invited a female goaltender to camp (mostly for publicity reasons).

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She (Manon Rheaume) actually played in a preseason game for the Lightning.

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