Katie Brownell may be the only Little League girl ever to strike out 18 in a "perfect" perfect game, but if you look back at FACES IN THE CROWD, you will find Shelley Beringhele from California's North Venice Little League (Oct. 3, 1988, below). Shelley struck out 16 and did not allow a base runner in a tournament game against the All-Stars from the Culver City ( Calif.) American League.
Tim Flores, Lomita, Calif.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Shelley was an All-Pac 10 shortstop four times at Oregon State. She is now an athletic administrator and girls' softball coach at Windward School in West Los Angeles.