Gaskins earns repeat honors after posting first perfect game

Bailee Gaskins

~ Athlete of the Week selected by the publisher

SHENANDOAH — Page County High School’s Bailee Gaskins reached perfection this past week as the junior hurled her first perfect game on May 8 in Berryville against a solid Clarke team with D-I talent. Four days later she hurled an identical 5-0 shutout, this time against Central at home, that fell just two batters short of perfect and one swing away from a no-hitter.

Central sophomore Serenity Burnshire spoiled Gaskins’ no-hitter by belting a double with two outs in the seventh. The win, however, was Gaskins’ seventh shutout of the season.

The Panthers extended their winning streak to eight on Friday with a tough win over Central, outscoring their opponents 20-0 in the month of May. Over two games, Gaskins has retired 41 of the last 43 batters she’s faced, including 24 by strikeout.

With last week’s wins, Page County moves to 15-3 overall and 11-1 in the Bull Run District. The last loss the Panthers suffered came at the hands of East Rock, 7-1, on April 18. These two district rivals that sit at the top of the Bull Run standings are headed for a rematch in a regular-season finale at Page on Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.

However, Page must first travel to Strasburg on Tuesday, May 16 to face the Rams at 6:30 p.m.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.



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