CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston senior Alli Burdette is no stranger to great pitching performances.
After all, the senior is the reigning Kanawha Valley Player of the Year from last season, and is an All-State player as well.
Of all the great accomplishments Burdette has earned throughout her Black Eagles career, her outing on Wednesday may top them all.
Burdette picked the perfect time to throw a perfect game, just the second of her career, helping the Black Eagles earn an 8-0 home victory over George Washington (8-18) in the first game of a Class AAA Region 3, Section 3 doubleheader.
Things were much more difficult in the second game as GW scored four runs in the top of the first inning but the Black Eagles scored the next 11 runs of the game to earn a 11-5 victory.
With the doubleheader sweep, SC (19-9) advances to regional semifinal action next Thursday against the winner of Riverside and Ripley.
"That's Alli," SC Coach Bobby Catlett said. "It doesn't get better than that. She's a tremendous pitcher. She works extremely hard at her craft and that is why she is as good as she is. You can't say enough about her."
"It was awesome," Burdette said. "I didn't even know I had it until after the game because I was focused. It feels great. I was happy. I wouldn't say it was my greatest performance but I did well."
Despite the dominance of Burdette, SC was still in a scoreless first game in the fourth inning when the Black Eagles finally got on the scoreboard, plating three runs and then tacking off five more in the fifth inning to earn the mercy rule victory.