Posts Tagged ‘Castilleja High School

30
Apr
09

That Seems Like a Lot of Strikeouts

2161241668_dee7dbcf68Samantha Albanese is a high school softball player for Castilleja High School, an all-girls school in Palo Alto, California, she also has some crazy good pitching skills.

During Monday’s game, her team eventually won 3-2 over Sequoia-Redwood City in 14 innings, along the way, Albanese struck out 37(!!!!!) opposing batters and threw a complete game. Pretty damn impressive. As if striking out that many batters isn’t awesome enough, there was an extra burden on Albanese; the international tiebreaker rule — which starts each inning with a base runner on second beginning in the 10th — was incorporated starting in the 8th inning.

“I had no idea she had that many strikeouts,” said Sequoia coach Scott Reynick when informed of the news. “I thought we battled well and made her work. We had some opportunities to get some runs across. She’s just a great pitcher.”

To prove she isn’t JUST a dominant pitcher, Albanese added in three of Castilleja’s five total hits in the game, including an RBI but she humbly takes it all in stride.

“It was as much stress mentally as it was physically,” Albanese said. “It’s hard to stay mentally strong. I’ve never pitched 14 innings before. Sequoia is a solid team. They are real good on defense.”

The Castilleja Gators are now 11-0 on the season and Albanese has 193 strikeouts in those 11 games, fanning an average of 17.6 batters per game.

Wow. That is AWESOMELY dominant. Take that Stephen Strasburtg

[The Mercury News]




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