(Sioux Falls) Sioux Falls South Dakota may not be Las Vegas. But when Washington Warrior senior pitcher Katie Johnson is dealing inside the circle, your odds of hitting big, are just as low.
"I guarentee she is the best player in the state and when she has it going on, nobody is going to touch her." says Washington head coach Scott Powell.
That rare skill set was on display Monday, when the righty struck out 19 of 21 Lennox batters enroute to a perfect game.
"It was the right kind of night, everything was going right for me and it was great." says Johnson.
One of the more storied Warriors players and a big part of last years state championship team, Johnson says she couldnt do it without some help behind the plate.
"My catcher has played such a big part. She does a lot of behind the scenes work and helps in my success." says Johnson.
And some inspiriation from her sister Mel, who starred as a pitcher at USD over the past four seasons'
"I always wanted to be like her and continue my college career." says Johnson.
That success will take her to Ames next season, where she plans to suit up for the Iowa State Cyclones.
"It was the right school, it had everything i wanted." says Johnson.
But first she's focused on finishing her career with one more goal, a second state title.
"To finish with a state title would be a fitting end to my career with Washington." says Johnson.