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Bryce Jarvis throws the first perfect game in Duke baseball history

<p>Jarvis struck out 15 in the masterful performance Friday.</p>

Jarvis struck out 15 in the masterful performance Friday.

For the first time ever, a Duke pitcher has thrown a perfect game.

In a dominant display Friday afternoon against Cornell, righty Bryce Jarvis did not allow a baserunner in the Blue Devils' 8-0 win.

Jarvis struck out 15, needing only 94 pitches to finish off the masterpiece.

After having already struck out the first two hitters in the top of the 9th inning, just one Big Red batter stood between the junior and perfection. And on a 2-2 count, Jarvis finished off the effort with a breaking ball for a called strike three.

Jarvis entered this season as one of two preseason All-Americans on Duke's roster after breaking out during last summer's NCAA tournament run. He is expected to be the Blue Devils' Friday starter throughout the season.

He allowed one earned run in four innings during his first start against Army Feb. 14.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for more updates.


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