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California prep baseball team throws a pair of no-hitters in doubleheader

Ben Rohrbach
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Woodland (Calif.) Christian School sophomore Brendan Rodegerdts struck out all 15 batters he faced in his first varsity start. (Facebook)
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Woodland (Calif.) Christian School sophomore Brendan Rodegerdts struck out all 15 batters he faced in his first varsity start. (Facebook)

Talk about a rough day for Sacramento Waldorf School's varsity baseball team. In a doubleheader on Thursday, Waldorf batters did not record a hit against Woodland (Calif.) Christian School pitchers.

Woodland Christian senior southpaw Robbie Miller opened the two-game set with a no-hitter in a five-inning 19-0 mercy-rule win over Waldorf, according to The Woodland Daily Democrat. In the encore, sophomore right-hander Brendan Rodegerdts tossed a perfect game over five innings in a 12-0 mercy-rule victory.

Making his first career varsity start, Rodegerdts, normally a shortstop, struck out all 15 batters he faced. Rodegerdts drew the obvious comparisons to Carle Place (N.Y.) High junior right-hander Mike Delio, who struck out all 21 batters in a seven-inning perfect game during his varsity debut earlier in the week.

"We brough him up to the varsity because we were short of some healthy throwing arms," Woodland Christian coach Jerry Miller told MaxPreps. "It was pretty special."

A fifth-inning error broke up Miller's perfect game earlier in the day, according to MaxPreps. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound lefty struck out 10 and walked one. In all, Woodland Christian pitchers struck out 25 of 32 opponents on the day. In fact, Rodegerdts finished with three more hits than the entire Waldorf roster.