Jordan Patty wins MAC Pitcher of the Week after tossing perfect game
Jordan Patty has been named Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing the first perfect game in Central Michigan baseball history.
Patty sat down all 21 Miami (Ohio) batters he faced April 30, getting the final out via strikeout to finish the perfect game. It's the third time Patty has been named MAC Pitcher of the Week this season.
The Chippewas won the game, 14-0, in seven innings due to the mercy rule. Patty struck out 11 in his magnificent performance.
As a result of his perfect game, Patty extended his scoreless inning streak to 38 2/3 innings. The program record is 40 consecutive, set by Chris Knapp in 1974.
On the season, Patty is 6-1 with a 1.73 ERA with 61 batters strikeouts and 17 walks in 62 1/3 innings.
CMU currently holds a one-game lead over Ball State for first place in the MAC. The Chippewas and Cardinals will square off in a four-game series beginning Friday, with Patty likely to start the opener.