Little leaguer throws perfect game

BOSTON (WHDH) – Eighteen batters stepped up to the plate to face Taunton West Little Leaguer Noah Leonard and all of them went right back to the bench.

Noah threw a perfect game on Monday in Taunton, Massachusetts and better yet all 18 outs were strikeouts.

“I just threw all fastballs,” Noah said.

The 12-year-old was throwing to catcher Sean Bunker, who said he didn’t even realize what was happening until the last inning.

“I didn’t even realize that he was throwing a perfect game until the last two batters,” Sean said.

Sean wouldn’t have known unless he was keeping track himself, an unwritten rule of baseball is to not talk about a perfect game.

“Like any manager I wasn’t going to jinx it, I kept my mouth shut,” team manager Kevin Gobin said.

Even Noah’s father was ritualistic about the game.

“I’m very superstitious, I had to lean on the same fence every inning,” Billy Leonard said.

This is the first time in 28 years a Taunton Little League player has thrown a perfect game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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