What a month of February it's been for college baseball pitchers in 2018.
Just one day after North Dakota State's Riley Johnson threw the first no-hitter of the season, Washington's Joe DeMers followed with a perfect game in a 2-0 win over UC Riverside Saturday afternoon at Husky Ballpark in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The perfect game was the first in school history, and just the fifth in Pac-12 history.
DeMers struck out nine batters while retiring 12 by way of the groundout and only six by flyout. He recorded all 27 outs on an efficient 84 pitches.
According to Washington Athletics, DeMers' outing was the first no-hitter for the Huskies since a combined no-hitter in 2006 pitched by Tim Lincecum and Nick Hagadone.
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DeMers has yet to allow an earned run through 15 innings pitched this season.
Dating back to 1959, there had been 26 perfect games thrown in Division I baseball before Saturday, and it's only fitting that DeMers makes No. 27. Check out the full list: