College baseball: Scholtens tosses Wright State's first perfect game
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.
|DATE||PLAYER||TEAM VS. OPPONENT|
|Feb. 24, 2018||Joe DeMers||Washington vs. UC Riverside|
|March 25, 2017||Cory Abbott||Loyola Marymount vs. BYU|
|March 11, 2016||Jesse Scholtens||Wright State vs. Dayton|
|March 21, 2015||Drew Rasmussen||Oregon State vs. Washington State|
|March 4, 2014||Javi Salas||Miami (Fla.) vs. Villanova|
|March 29, 2011||Will Roberts||Virginia vs. George Washington|
|April 9, 2003||Greg Prenger||Ohio State vs. Oakland (7 innings)|
|March 2, 2002||Eric Brandon||Auburn vs. Murray State|
|April 29, 2000||Chad Blackwell||Iowa vs. Northwestern (7 innings)|
|April 26, 1997||John Stewart||Western Mich. vs. Akron (7 innings)|
|April 13, 1996||Chris McConnell||St. Francis (NY) vs. Marist|
|April 30, 1991||Jason Johnson||Auburn vs. LaGrange (7 innings)|
|May 3, 1987||Mark Bowlan||Memphis vs. Louisville|
|March 14, 1987||Kevin Sheary||Miami (Fla.) vs. Southern Illinois|
|May 3, 1980||Cliff Faust||Nebraska vs. Kansas (7 innings)|
|April 19, 1980||Joe Housey||New Orleans vs. Southeastern La. (7 innings)|
|March 10, 1973||Joe McIntosh||Washington St. vs. Whitworth (7 innings)|
|March 20, 1972||Jim Jacobsen||Oklahoma St. vs. Houston (5 innings)|
|April 17, 1971||Bill Balfoort||Buffalo vs. Rochester (NY) (7 innings)|
|March 26, 1971||Larry Angell||Washington St. vs. Eastern Wash. (7 innings)|
|March 22, 1968||Rick Austin||Washington St. vs. Gonzaga (7 innings)|
|May 5, 1967||Bruce Baudier||LSU vs. Alabama (7 innings)|
|1967||Larry Gonsalves||Fresno St. vs. Cal Poly|
|April 20, 1965||Bob Schauenberg||Iowa vs. Central (Iowa)|
|April 20, 1965||George Dugan||Murray St. vs. Austin Peay|
|May 3, 1963||Don Woeltjen||Georgia vs. Georgia Tech|
|April 10, 1959||Dick Reitz||Maryland vs. Johns Hopkins|
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.