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Hope Trautwein struck out all 21 batters Sunday in a 3-0 University of North Texas win at Arkansas-Pine Bluff yesterday. She struck out 21 batters two other times in her career, but this appears to be the first 21 strike-out perfect game in NCAA Women’s Softball history. Hope played high school softball in Pflugerville, an Austin suburb to its northeast.
I thought this was a welcome bit of fresh air amidst the MLB’s campaign to alienate most of its audience. (I would have cross-posted this in the National Pastime Group, but our group focuses on baseball, and we baseball nuts can be a bit conservative about the game’s boundaries.)Published in