Mouton's perfection wins series for Navy
November 17, 2012
SHREVEPORT, La. - The decisive game five in the 2012 Fall World Series saw a little bit of history as Jason Mouton tossed the first perfect game in FWS history leading Navy to a 1-0 win over Grey on Saturday afternoon at Pilot Field.
The final game of the series was no doubt a pitchers' duel between a pair of right handers. Ben Suit got the ball for Grey and on a normal day he probably would have been listed as the winning pitcher tossing a complete game allowing three hits and just one run. But his counterpart Mouton was perfect; 21 up and 21 down and he did it with only one strikeout meaning this no-no was truly a team effort.
The only run that was needed in the game was scored in the first inning as Allen Degges scored on Jared Vial's single to left. Degges missed driving in the first run of the game when Kym Barthel was thrown out at home plate on a throw from K. J. Semein.
Degges and Vial were the heartbeat of the Navy offense during the title run as Vial had the highest average (.385) going five for 13 while driving in a pair and working four walks to lead the team in that category as well. Degges was four of 11 with the second best average at .364. He also led the team in runs batted in (4) and doubles (2) while tying for the team lead in runs scored (3) and total bases (6).
Mouton was the Most Valuable Player picking up two wins in the series while being perfect in the crunch time of the deciding game five.
Rhett Gonsoulin and Kyle Pearson both hit .286 (4-14) in the series with Pearson edging Gonso in the rbi category with five.