Junior’s Varsity Debut Is ‘Pitcher’ Perfect

Junior Michael Delio has done the seemingly impossible on his first attempt. On April 1, the varsity baseball player pitched a perfect game, striking out all 21 players on his first start for the team. Michael is the first high school baseball player in New York State to achieve this feat.

“Michael is always looking to play at the next level,” said coach Brian Krummenacker, who guided his team to a 15-0 victory over Hempstead High School. “He is our go-to player.”

Michael, who has been playing baseball his entire life, looks up to New York Yankee Derek Jeter as a role model for his outstanding leadership skills. “To me, playing baseball is all about finding a way to help my team,” said Michael. “It’s not about me, it’s about us.”

In addition to playing for the Carle Place varsity team, Michael has also played at the junior varsity level for the district and in summer leagues.

“This has been a great experience that was made even greater by sharing it with friends,” he said. “I have been playing with my teammates for years and I’m so happy that we are able to have this memory together.”