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Perfection 22 times and counting

Updated: April 30, 2009, 11:09 AM ET
By Garland Cooper | ESPNRISE.com

When No. 21 stepped onto the field Thursday, she pitched perfectly. She didn't realize the number on her back would take on several meanings that day.

Senior ace Rachele Fico of Masuk High (Monroe, Conn.) pitched her 21st perfect game and struck out 21 batters in the process. Her career milestone also set the national record for perfect games; the record previously was held by California native Marissa Marzan.

"I tried not to think about it," Fico said. "I just went out ...

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