Daily Buzz: Miami's Salas threw a perfect game and his brother announced it
MAR 05, 2014 8:30p ET
Most broadcasters will go an entire career without having the opportunity to call a perfect game live, so imagine Jorge Salas’ excitement when he not only got to call one, but got to call one thrown by his big brother.
Javi Salas retired all 27 Wildcats batters he faced — the 22nd perfect game in modern NCAA Division I baseball history, according to the university — and when he struck out the game’s final batter, Derrick May Jr., it was Jorge who had the exclusive call of the accomplishment.
You can listen to the audio of the final out below, via WVUM, which also posted audio of the entire final half-inning of Javi Salas’ feat:
WVUM sports director Chris Wittyngham told Deadspin that Jorge Salas had been assigned Tuesday’s game well before it was known that Javi would be pitching.
With the win Tuesday, Javi Salas improved to 1-1 on the season with a 1.59 ERA for the 6-5 Hurricanes.
“That's the only reason I showed up today — to get our team back on track,” Javi Salas told the UM website. “I didn't care how it happened or what the score was, we really needed to win. I think it all came together tonight. We played great defense, we hit the ball, and we got a little luck with pitching.”
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