L.B. Poly's Castellanos throws perfect game


Long Beach Poly junior pitcher Chris Castellanos retired all 21 batters in a 1-0 victory against Long Beach Wilson at Blair Field on Tuesday night. The left-hander got 13 ground outs and five strikeouts to help the Jackrabbits (17-3) grab sole possession of second place in the Moore League.

“He put it all together,” Poly coach Toby Hess told Gazettes.com. “He had all three pitches working. When he does that, he’s tough to hit. He was really pitching tonight, he was carving people up.”

Castellanos out-dueled Wilson ace right-hander Chase DeJong, a USC signee.

"I honestly had no intentions of a perfect game," Castellanos told the newspaper. "It's exciting. I never thought in my wildest dreams that something like this would happen."