Vulgamore’s perfect game lifts Bow past H-D in baseball
Evan Vulgamore of Bow pitched a perfect game on Monday, April 29, 2013, against Hillsboro-Deering. (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »
It was a perfect day for baseball. It was a perfect day for Evan Vulgamore.
The Bow High freshman struck out seven batters on his way to pitching a perfect game yesterday, leading the Falcons to a 6-0 victory over Hillsboro-Deering.
“In 30 years of playing and coaching baseball, I’ve never been part of a perfect game,” Falcons Coach Ben Forbes said. “It’s an amazing accomplishment for any pitcher, especially a freshman.”
Vulgamore and his catcher, Chris Fournier, called all of their own pitches.
“Evan’s game plan was just to throw strikes,” Forbes said. “That’s exactly what he did.”
Bow relied on solid play from its defense to preserve the perfect game, including an outstanding catch by Andrew Griffin at third base. Vulgamore helped his own cause by catching a hard-hit line drive at the mound.
Through the first two innings, the game looked to be a pitchers’ duel, with H-D’s Andrew Roberge striking out four of the first six batters he faced. But the Falcons scored four runs in the third to break the game open.
Sam Morrow went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Nate Corriveau went 1-for-2 with two RBI. Vulgamore tallied an RBI single and Chandler Ives chipped in a hit.
Roberge finished with six total strikeouts before moving to second base for the Hillcats in the fifth inning where he led the defensive effort, turning a superb double play.
But the Hillcat batters couldn’t solve Vulgamore, whose control helped propel Bow to its fifth win in six games and kept H-D winless through five.