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Wright State Athletics | March 11, 2016

Jesse Scholtens tosses Wright State's first perfect game

  Wright State recorded the first perfect game in school history against Dayton.

DAYTON, Ohio -- Jesse Scholtens pitched the first perfect game in Wright State baseball history and the offense pushed across a run in the sixth as the Raiders defeated Dayton 1-0 Friday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Stadium.

It was quite a pitcher's duel between Scholtens and Flyers starter Mason Kutruff for the first five innings as Scholten retired all 15 batters he faced, striking out nine, while Kutruff shut out the Raiders on two hits.

Division I perfect games:

March 17, 2019 Jake Kuchmaner East Carolina Maryland
Feb. 24, 2018 Joe DeMers Washington UC Riverside
March 25, 2017 Cory Abbott Loyola Marymount BYU
April 15, 2016 Shane McCarthy Seton Hall LIU Brooklyn
March 11, 2016 Jesse Scholtens Wright State Dayton
March 21, 2015 Drew Rasmussen Oregon State Washington State
March 4, 2014 Javi Salas Miami (Fla.) Villanova
March 29, 2011 Will Roberts Virginia George Washington
April 9, 2003 Greg Prenger* Ohio State Oakland
March 2, 2002 Eric Brandon Auburn Murray State
April 29, 2000 Chad Blackwell* Iowa Northwestern
April 26, 1997 John Stewart* Western Mich. Akron
April 13, 1996 Chris McConnell* St. Francis (NY) Marist
April 30, 1991 Jason Johnson* Auburn LaGrange
May 3, 1987 Mark Bowlan Memphis Louisville
March 14, 1987 Kevin Sheary Miami (Fla.) Southern Illinois
May 3, 1980 Cliff Faust* Nebraska Kansas
April 19, 1980 Joe Housey* New Orleans Southeastern La.
March 10, 1973 Joe McIntosh* Washington St. Whitworth
March 20, 1972 Jim Jacobsen Oklahoma St. Houston
April 17, 1971 Bill Balfoort* Buffalo Rochester (NY)
March 26, 1971 Larry Angell* Washington St. Eastern Wash.
March 22, 1968 Rick Austin* Washington St. Gonzaga
May 5, 1967 Bruce Baudier* LSU Alabama
1967 Larry Gonsalves Fresno St. Cal Poly
April 20, 1965 Bob Schauenberg Iowa Central (Iowa)
April 20, 1965 George Dugan Murray St. Austin Peay
May 3, 1963 Don Woeltjen Georgia Georgia Tech
April 10, 1959 Dick Reitz Maryland Johns Hopkins

* = 7-inning game
† = 5-inning game

WSU broke through with the only run of the game in the sixth.  JD Orr led off with a walk and went to second on a bunt by Jason DeFevers. Mitch Roman walked and after both runners advanced into scoring position on a wild pitch, Ryan Fucci plated Orr with a grounder to short.

Scholtens (2-0) struck out a batter in each of the final three innings to finish with 12 for the game, including Pat Meehan looking for the final out to complete the perfect game.  It is the first perfect game in Wright State history and the first no-hitter for the program since Darrell Back accomplished the feat at Valparaiso on May 16, 1993.

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