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Perfect


Starter Andy Pagnozzi (19) of Fayetteville is congratulated on the mound by teammates after recording the final out and pitching a perfect game against Little Rock Central ¬†Friday, May 15, 2015, of the Bulldogs’ 10-0, run-rule-shortened win in the second round of the Class 7A state baseball tournament at Bulldog Field in Fayetteville.

I love baseball and have covered games with regularity since 1989, yet never have I witnessed a perfect game first-hand until today. I am superstitious enough to know not to mention something like that out loud until it is in the books. No one mentioned it in the dugout until the last out was made at first base. It was an amazing thing to see.

About Andy Shupe

Andy Shupe was born at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., before moving to Berea, Ky., where he grew up. After graduating from Berea College with a degree in biology in 1993, Andy moved to Fayetteville and began working for the Northwest Arkansas Times as a clever ploy to enable him to see his beloved Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. In addition to photography, Andy enjoys baseball, working on old cars and marveling at how old that makes him sound.