College baseball: 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.
|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|