West Seattle Little League: Jacob Terao’s 18-strikeout perfect game

(Photo courtesy Mark Terao)
West Seattle Little League president Brian Pare just sent word of an amazing accomplishment by a WSLL player:

On Thursday April 12th, 2012, 12-year-old West Seattle Little Leaguer Jacob Terao accomplished one of the rarest feats in baseball by pitching a perfect game. During a West Seattle Little League majors game at Bar-S Playfield, Terao struck out all 18 batters from the opposing team: No walks, no runs, and no one on base. With a combination of 2- and 4-seam fastballs, Terao threw 54 strikes and 27 balls for a total of 81 pitches leading his team, the WSLL Rays, to a 4-0 win over the WSLL Braves.

Read on for the full pitching summary!

Game Pitching Summary

1st Inning : 9 Strikes 7 Balls
Inning Total: 16 Pitches
Game Total: 16 Pitches

2nd Inning: 9 Strikes 4 Balls
InningTotal: 13 Pitches
Game Total: 29 Pitches

3rd Inning: 9 Strikes 4 Balls
InningTotal: 13 Pitches
Game Total: 42 Pitches

4th Inning: 9 Strikes 4 Balls
InningTotal: 13 Pitches
Game Total: 55 Pitches

5th Inning: 9 Strikes 3 Balls
InningTotal: 12 Pitches
Game Total: 67 Pitches

6th Inning: 9 Strikes 5 Balls
InningTotal: 14 Pitches
Game Total: 81 Pitches

(Little League games are 6 innings and pitchers ages 11-12 are limited to 85 pitches maximum during a game.)

We’ve asked Brian if there’s a photo of Jacob that we can add in honor of his accomplishment. Find out more about the WS Little League here.

19 Replies to "West Seattle Little League: Jacob Terao's 18-strikeout perfect game"

  • WSratsinacage April 16, 2012 (10:55 am)


  • Andi April 16, 2012 (11:19 am)

    Someone needs to show this to the Mariners!

  • km April 16, 2012 (12:03 pm)


  • johnnyblegs April 16, 2012 (12:34 pm)

    From someone who grew up in the little leagues, this is a dream come true. I always imagined myself pitching for the mariners in a game 7 with this result. Congratulations! Well done!

  • DML April 16, 2012 (1:08 pm)

    Way to go Jacob! And great support from the rest of the team. You are in rare company young man, but try to be humble :)

  • dsa April 16, 2012 (4:59 pm)

    Nice job!

  • jim April 16, 2012 (5:28 pm)

    YOU THE MAN!!!Keep it up.It’s been a pleasure watching you turn into such a good ball player and a fine young man.

  • corinasaurus April 16, 2012 (6:02 pm)

    This is just the beginning, keep up the hard work. You are an inspiration!

  • Cindy April 16, 2012 (7:02 pm)

    Congratulations, we are so proud of you!

  • flynlo April 16, 2012 (7:35 pm)

    Perfect opportunity for a “first pitch” at Safeco

  • west Seattle since 1979 April 16, 2012 (8:18 pm)

    Wow, congratulations!

  • JoB April 16, 2012 (8:49 pm)

    pace yourself jacob
    you have a long career ahead of you if you want it
    well done!

  • i'mcoveredinbees April 16, 2012 (9:23 pm)

    he’s got a little Mariano in his eyes. Right on!

  • cathyw April 16, 2012 (10:02 pm)


  • D-mom April 16, 2012 (10:56 pm)

    That’s amazing! And thank you WSB for sharing this with us. Way to go Jacob!

  • Optimistic April 17, 2012 (1:29 pm)

    Nice work Jacob! An inspiration to west Seattle little leaguers! Keep it up!

  • OP April 17, 2012 (2:37 pm)

    Well done, Jacob! (Side note: As a former LL coach, 81 pitches is pushing it for a 12-year old arm; max should be 60-65. Glad to hear he was only throwing 2 and 4 seamers and no curves or sliders.)

  • baseballmom April 17, 2012 (7:33 pm)

    Congratulations. Wow Bar S is a different place, it used to be a Perfect Game was kids from both teams laughing and eating hotdogs together while parents from both teams tried to warm up with drinks in red cups after the game. Those days are missed!

  • Kristi McChesney April 24, 2012 (8:22 pm)

    Jacob, you are awesome! I am so proud of you!
    Ms. McChesney

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