DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Bryce Jarvis struck out 15 batters over nine innings of shutout baseball on his way to throwing the first perfect game in Duke baseball program history.
Jarvis and the Blue Devils blanked Cornell, 8-0, Friday night to improve to 4-1 in the young season. His 15 strikeouts are a career high.
“It was a special outing for Bryce,” said head coach Chris Pollard. “There’s a bit of irony in all of this because he was on the wrong side of the Kumar Rocker no-hitter last year. For Bryce to have that ballgame tonight, I’m so proud of him.”
it was the 31st perfect game in NCAA Division I history and the first since East Carolina’s Jake Kuchmaner’s flawless shift on March 17, 2019 versus Maryland.
Duke scored all eight of its runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
The Blue Devils resume their three-game series with Cornell Saturday at 1 p.m.
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