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Williamsburg senior pitcher Madi Ogden throws her fourth perfect game this season

Posted at 8:32 PM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 22:44:00-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Ohio — Williamsburg High School senior pitcher Madi Ogden earned perfection yet again.

Ogden threw her fourth perfect game of the season in a 19-0 win Friday over East Clinton in five innings, according to Williamsburg softball coach and athletic director Rick Healey.

It was the ninth no-hitter for Ogden this season. Ogden had 11 strikeouts in Friday's game.

She has 273 strikeouts this season, according to the team statistics. Ogden improved to 22-0 as a pitcher this season while the team has a 23-0 record.

Ogden, who is the Ohio High School Athletic Association's softball all-time single-season hits leader (77 in 2019), continues to join elite company in state history as a pitcher.

Ogden's fourth perfect game is on the list for among the most in OHSAA history. The all-time state record is seven perfect games set by Richwood North Union's Jessica Price in 2000.

Ogden, a Morehead State University signee, is tied for third place all-time in state history with nine no-hitters. The state record is 15 no-hitters, also set by Price in 2000.

Earlier this week, Ogden was named one of 10 candidates for MaxPreps National Softball Player of the Year. She is the only Ohio player among the 10.

On Wednesday, Williamsburg defeated Blanchester 10-0 in five innings. Ogden had 13 strikeouts among the overall 15 outs in the game. It was Ogden's third perfect game and eighth no-hitter this season.

Williamsburg (23-0), ranked No. 18 nationally by MaxPreps, is scheduled to host St. Bernard-Elmwood Place at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the OHSAA Division III sectional first round.