Beaubien throws another perfect game, SMCC is champ
East Lansing – Meghan Beaubien threw her second consecutive perfect game on Saturday, and this one was even more impressive than Friday’s.
Beaubien, a junior who has committed to Michigan, led Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central to the Division 3 state championship with a 6-0 win over Grandville Calvin Christian at Michigan State’s Secchia Stadium.
Beaubien went the full seven innings, striking out 15 while inducing six groundball outs for SMCC (28-5).
On Friday, in SMCC’s 13-0 win over Gladstone in the state semifinal, Beaubien’s perfect game was a five-inning outing.
Beaubien threw just 75 pitches Saturday, 57 for strikes.
It was only the second perfect game in MHSAA state softball finals history. The first was by Kalamazoo Christian’s Tricia Van Der Slik against Saginaw Swan Valley in the 2002 Division 3 title game.
SMCC pushed across two runs in the third inning on a single by Beaubien, the leadoff hitter.
SMCC kept its 2-0 lead until the fifth, when Kenna Garst had an RBI-double and Grace Mikesell followed with a two-run single to make it 5-0.
Beaubien, Mikesell and Abbey Johnson finished with two hits each.
Grandville Calvin Christian finishes 33-11.