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Daniel Wilco | NCAA.com | 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.

Division I perfect games:

DATE PITCHER TEAM OPPONENT
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

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