Coach Reflects on Matt Cain’s Perfect Game
(Germantown, TN) – Little leaguers were working a little harder at Houston High’s summer baseball camp Thursday, after a former pitcher, who played on that very field, achieved what very few professional pitchers have done; thrown a perfect game.
It’s inspiring young ones like 6-year-old Chandler Day who said, “[I] work out to be strong enough to be a pitcher.”
Wednesday Night, San Francisco Giant, Matt Cain, made history as he struck out 14 players with no hits and no walks against the Houston Astros. It’s the first perfect game in franchise history and carries the highest pitch count among any perfect game ever…
“Twenty seven [batters] up, 27 down, only 22 all time in the history of baseball,” said Houston High Head Coach Lane McCarter. “It’s just so surreal. It’s hard to even imagine that really happened to a guy that played right here at this high school.”
McCarter coached the two-time all-star and 2010 World Champion in high school, knowing one day Cain could accomplish great things. He hopes the best is yet to come.
“If everything stays the course like it is. He’s definitely got the potential, and he’s got the arm for it and the makeup for it,” said McCarter. “He’s the type of person that could be the greatest of all time.”