Montevallo’s Pintaro tosses perfect game
By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Writer
Montevallo High pitcher Jonathan Pintaro recorded a perfect game in a 15-0 win at Midfield April 1.
Pintaro, a sophomore, struck out 14 of 15 batters faced, with the lone non-strikeout retirement coming on a flyout to left.
It marked the first perfect game and the third no-hitter for the Bulldogs on the season. Chase Hamrick and Wesley Mims combined for a no-hitter on March 11, with Hamrick throwing a solo no-no on March 19.
Head coach Trey Simpson was quick to praise all of his pitching staff on their efforts this season, and Pintaro for rebounding from an injury.
“”It was wild,” he said. “Three no-hitters in a year is crazy. Pintaro just got back from his wrist being broken. We’re tickled to have them.”
Pintaro was assisted by a strong offensive effort by the Bulldogs. In addition to leading on the mound, he went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Hamrick posted two sacrifice flies for two RBIs in the win.
Montevallo moved to 6-0 in area play with the win, and will face Vincent April 5.