A Callaway High School student was one of two pitchers to fulfill the tournament name at the 17u/18u Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational in Marietta Saturday.
Nick O’Berry, a left-hander from Hogansville, threw a six-inning perfect game for the East Cobb Blue Jays in an 8-0 first round playoff win over the SC Shockwave 17U, in a game played at North Cobb Christian High School.
The 5-foot-6-inch O’Berry pitched the Blue Jays into the quarterfinal round of the tournament, where the team went on to face the East Cobb Yankees 17u Saturday night. The rising high school junior sat all 18 Shockwave 17U batters, striking out 10 in the process.
“Every pitch, I felt like it was going to be there,” he said. “Even if it wasn’t, someone behind me was going to be there.”
While the spotlight was on him, O’Berry said the win was a result of a team performance.
“You can’t win without runs either, so I definitely didn’t do it alone.”
The pitcher said he realized it was going to be a perfect game in the 5th inning. Coach Chris Butler said he wasn’t shocked by the perfect performance.
“I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, but we all knew he could do it,” O’Berry’s girlfriend Olivia Howard said.
O’Berry is set to throw against the 18U Braves at Sprayberry High School Saturday.