WCL Alum Tosses First SAL Perfect Game

Former Cowlitz Black Bears southpaw Domenic Mazza of UC Santa Barbara made South Atlantic League history this past Tuesday by tossing the league’s first perfect game for the Augusta GreenJackets.

The GreenJackets are a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

Mazza, a native of Walnut Creek, California, pitched for the Black Bears following his frosh spring at UCSB in 2013. He went 4-2 with a 3.61 ERA over 11 appearances and 8 starts.

The Giants’ prospect has made 4 starts this spring and is 1-2 with a 3.48 ERA. He has only walked 4 over 20.2 IP and struck out 17.

ABOUT THE WEST COAST LEAGUE

The West Coast League is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 13-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest features pro prospects from major conferences across the nation and an unparalleled history out west of great fan and player experiences in addition to the best summer weather in North America. In 2016, 88 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB June draft, and more than 230 WCL alums appeared in affiliated professional baseball including 28 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore), 2015 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up Matt Duffy (Tampa Bay) and rising star pitchers Matt Andriese (Tampa Bay), Matt Boyd (Detroit) and James Paxton (Seattle). Overall member attendance was 379,611 this past season.