I literally have no idea how many prep baseball games I’ve covered over the dozen or so years I’ve been a sports writer. Surely it’s in the hundreds, and counting the summer seasons the past six years the number probably doubles.

Never, ever had I seen a no-hitter, let alone a perfect game. There I was on Saturday at Erie High’s baseball field, though, watching Kyle Leahy put together an unbelievable performance against a well-coached Roosevelt team.

I was making sure to keep the news to myself, especially on Twitter, because I didn’t want to be the one to jinx anything. When Leahy got the final groundout to second base, I almost felt myself let out a huge sigh of relief.

Though it was just five innings — the Tigers won, 11-0 — that doesn’t take away from the fact it was a rare feat. It was still 15 outs in a high school baseball game, where the fields aren’t professionally groomed and the bats can produce a little bit of everything.

According to Leahy’s dad, basketball coach Tim Leahy, Kyle was angry that he didn’t get the height he was aiming for in the high jump at a Friday track meet. “He told me, ‘I better go out and do good (Saturday)’,” coach Leahy said as we were talking in the stands after the game.

Um, yeah Kyle, I think you need not worry about that high jump. No one can take away what you did on Saturday, and I’ll for sure remember it for a while.

Funny thing is, Leahy’s perfecto came not 24 hours after Cody Beaver of Mead, a Tri-Valley foe, threw six hitless frames against Berthoud in a 10-0 win. Berthoud proved it was no slouch of a team, either, by beating the Mavericks the next day.

Beaver walked just two batters and only allowed one flyball to the outfield while striking out just one. But when it comes to special performances, you need your defense, and Mead’s D played perfect behind him.

“That day, Cody did everything he was capable of doing,” coach Wes Sells said. “It was a good day for him as his family. He went over 100 innings with us, and it was senior day, too. On defense, we made all the plays we needed to make.”

Unfortunately for Mead, the follow-up performance to Beaver’s no-no was not so hot and it might cost them the playoffs. They sit tied with Denver North for 32nd in the Class 4A wild card points, and Sells said the more and more he had time to think about it, the less and less likely it was MHS (7-12) would get in.

They do have a win over the Vikings, but Sells said “in my opinion, it’s going to take a miracle.”

We’ll see on Wednesday afternoon.

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