- June 6, 2018
Simon Sobellia sure knows how to make a good first impression. Pitching for the Dr. Phillips Little League Junior Cubs Oct. 15 with trusted friend Chris Serrano catching, Simon came just one out away from completing a perfect game. The feat impressed his coach, former professional baseball player James Parr.
“The thing I like most about (Simon) is he doesn’t take baseball for granted,” Parr said. “What he does well is throw strikes and get ahead of hitters.”
Editor’s note: Simon is actively learning English and a translator was required for certain questions and answers.
It was frustrating that I was so close to getting a perfect game. I was very excited.
Yes, I have thrown one no-hitter and one complete game in Venezuela one year ago.
It has helped very much. This is the only space where I speak English. In my school, I only speak Spanish, because I have friends who speak Spanish.
When I pitch and I have a good catcher like Chris Serrano.
How to not worry about it, that it’s only one game. He helps me throw strikes.
I think the Chicago Cubs (will win).
Math. It is easy for me.