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A perfect ending to an imperfect JV baseball season for Gunn

 

It hasn't been the most successful of seasons for the Gunn High baseball program, as the varsity and JV squads have battled their way to losing records.

The Gunn JV team, however, provided a nice highlight in an otherwise gloomy season on Saturday during a 4-0 nonleague victory over host Mills in Millbrae.

Gunn freshman Nathan Nakamitsu pitched a perfect game, setting down 21 straight hitters with no errors or walks. Nakamitsu threw only 89 pitches and registered seven strikeouts, including the final batter. Anton Lee was his battery mate.

"Mills is struggling this season, but they did put the ball in play many times," said Gunn assistant coach Bruce Watkins. "Some stellar defense by Ben Goldgoff, Sam Sloan and others provided the support for Nathan's big game on a rainy day on the Peninsula."

Nakamitsu started the game the way he finished it, with a strikeout. He had two in the first inning plus a groundout to short. Three groundouts got him out of the second inning before he sandwiched two strikeouts around a groundout to second in the third.

Mills had two fly outs in the fourth and a groundout to short. In the fifth, Nakamitsu spread the outs around with a fly ball, strikeout and groundout. Two more grounders and a strikeout made quick work of the sixth, setting up the final frame.

Nakamitsu induced a grounder to first that pulled the first baseman, so he raced over the bag to take the throw for the first out. A popup to third secured the second out before Nakamitsu fanned the final hitter to complete the rare perfect game.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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