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Daniel Wilco | | March 25, 2017

Cory Abbott throws first perfect game in Loyola Marymount history

Twenty-seven up, 27 down. Zero hits, zero walks. One perfect game.

That was Cory Abbott's stat line for Loyola Marymount on Saturday afternoon, as the pitcher recorded LMU's first-ever perfect game.

The junior struck out 13 batters on 106 pitches in LMU's 2-0 win over BYU, improving to 13-10 on the season with the win. 

BYU had a pretty respectable day on the mound as well, as Hayden Rogers pitched a complete game and only allowed seven hits, but the Lions got on the board in the bottom of the sixth to give them the late margin. An insurance run came in the eighth on a bases-loaded walk, and Abbott finished the game with a full-count strikeout on the final at-bat of the day.

Before today, there were two no-hitters in LMU history: One in 2013, and the first in 1980.

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

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