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Baseball Player Pitches Program’s First Perfect Game Since 1959

By Maryland Athletics Staff

In his first Friday night start, UMD pitcher Ryan Ramsey retired all 27 Northwestern hitters he faced, recording Maryland’s first perfect game in more than 60 years as it won, 13-0.

Coming into the 2022 season, there had only been 33 such games in NCAA history, and just 19 in nine-inning games. Ramsey became the first Terp to toss one since Dick Reitz on April 10, 1959, against Johns Hopkins—and that was the first perfect game in NCAA Division I history. Ramsey’s achievement, accomplished with 10 strikeouts and 118 pitches, was also the Terps’ first no-hitter since March 1, 2014, when Jake Stinnett no-hit UMass.

“I might coach the rest of my career and never have another one,” Head Coach Rob Vaughn said. “There are no words for that.”

No. 23 Maryland baseball couldn't have been much more stellar on Friday. Every player in its lineup recorded at least a hit as the offense totaled 13 runs on 17 hits.

The Terps (35-9) finished the weekend with a 7-4 loss on Saturday and a 10-5 win on Sunday to take the series vs. the Wildcats. Next up, they’ll host Georgetown on Tuesday at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium.

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