Redskins’ Vorhees tosses perfect game

William Laney
Sports Correspondent

For the second time in his high school career, Wapakoneta Redskins senior pitcher Manny Vorhees threw a perfect game.
With a 10-0 win against the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays Monday at Redskin Field, each pitching gem started the Redskins season. He needed only 63 pitches to set down the 15 Blue Jays he faced and he assisted on every out recorded.
“It’s a weird feeling,” Vorhees, who intends to continue his baseball career at Ohio Dominican as a catcher next year, said. “I credit the camaraderie in the dugout and closeness of all of us. I want to play for them and give them my all every time I play. Everything comes back to being a team. They know I have their back and I know they have my back. If I didn’t have that feeling, I wouldn’t have pitched like I did. Without them, this would not have happened.”
The Redskins start the season 1-0, while the Blue Jays drop to 0-1 after the season opener for both squads.
Vorhees gave his defense a break on Monday. Vorhees struck out 14 of the 15 batters he faced and he fielded the lone ground ball and tossed it to junior first baseman Brady Erb.
Vorhees threw 44 strikes Monday, commanding a fastball that hit 91 mph three times and 90 mph another five times. His fastball consistently sat between 87 and 89 mph,

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.