By Phil Anastasia

Luke Westfield heard his teammates whispering behind his back.

"I overheard them, 'Don't tell him, don't tell him,'" Westfield said. "I knew something was up."

Westfield, a Pennsville senior, wasn't just working on a no-hitter. He had a perfect game.

He retired the first 17 batters before walking the No. 9 hitter on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the sixth.

He had a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh, but Pitman's Matt Ennis stroked a clean single to center.

Westfield settled for a three-hitter as Pennsvile seized sole possession of first place in th Tri-County Classic Division with a 5-2 win over Pitman on Monday.