Perfection: Luensmann K’s 14 of 15

Blue Devils nab 15th win behind dominating performance on the hill


Beth Zitterbart

Luensmann threw B-A’s second perfect game of the season against Mo Valley yesterday.

Sapphire McCready, Sports Editor

The B-A baseball team topped Moshannon Valley at home in an 11-0 victory Tuesday, and Chad Luensmann threw a five-inning perfect game.

Luensmann struck out 14 of the 15 Black Knight batters he faced and came out as the winning pitcher.

It was B-A’s second perfect game of the season. Cory Parson threw one earlier this season in another mercy rule victory.

“It felt good,” said Chad, who is headed to pitch for Nebraska next year. “I figured out what was working and stuck with it.”

It felt good. I figured out what was working and stuck with it.”

— Chad Luensmann

The Blue Devils started off great and got two runs in the second inning.  They added three more in the third.  They were still on fire when they added two more runs in the fourth inning and their last four in the final inning.  The game was only five innings thanks to the mercy rule.

Zach Mock and Sawyer Kline each brought in two runs for the Blue Devils.  Mock also hit a double.

Randy Zitterbart hit a triple and Noah Burns hit a double.

“It was a good game and Chad pitched great as well,” said Zitterbart.

The Blue Devils had 8 RBI’s: 2 each from Mock and Kline and one each from Luensmann, Trenton Creppage, Nevin Wood, and Jack Showalter.

“We could be more consistent with our hitting, but other than that we did pretty good,” said Zitterbart.

The baseball team’s record is now 15-3 overall.