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.