Two county pitchers combined on a perfect game yesterday to lead Arundel past Frederick, 2-0, in the finals of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old state tournament in Clinton.
Severna Park resident Bill McGuire pitched the first five innings before giving way to Odenton's Russ Allen, who finished up with two innings. The duo had six strikeouts.
McGuire, who pitched two innings the previous day, was forced to leave yesterday's contest because of a league rule prohibiting a player from throwing more than seven innings in two games.
"I didn't start thinking about the perfect game until after the fifth inning, when I was sitting in the dugout," he said. "I wanted to finish, but I understand the rule."