10 Photos: Pat-Med’s Knoth tosses perfect game with 20 strikeouts in win over Riverhead


Twenty-two years as coach of Patchogue-Medford baseball, and Anthony Frascogna had never presided over a perfect game. Until Wednesday.

Pat-Med junior righthander Josh Knoth tossed an absolute masterpiece in Medford, striking out 20 batters en route to a perfect game and the Raiders’ 13-0 win over Riverhead (5-3).

“It was one for the ages,” Frascogna, a 1986 graduate of Pat-Med and a catcher in high school with the Raiders, told “Our catcher said he has seen [Knoth] throw better, but he was able to throw all three of his pitches for strikes.”

Below is a video of Knoth recording the final out, a swing-and-a-miss strikeout on a curve ball in the dirt. Pat-Med catcher Bryan Frascogna needed to toss the ball to first base for the put-out to make the perfect game official.

Video courtesy of Anthony Frascogna.

Knoth, 16, is a College of Charleston commit and a Rawlings and Perfect Game Underclassmen Preseason All-American. Patchogue-Medford is 10-1 and in first place in Suffolk County’s League I.

Diamond perfection in Medford

Below are 10 photos of Wednesday’s game provided by Jennifer Martinek Frascogna.

Feature photo: Josh Knoth (Courtesy of Jennifer Martinek Frascogna).