|Kyle Brown, celebrating with his coach, entered the game with a 1.68 ERA and an 8-1 mark for Spalding. He'd walked just seven batters in 59 innings.|
Freshman lefthander Tyler Brown kept the Spalding Golden Eagles alive at the 2011 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball National Championships with a seven-inning perfect game as they defeated Rochester (Mich.) 3-0 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, Maine on Monday.
This was the first perfect game in the history of the USCAA Baseball National Championships – Small College World Series. Last year a pair of no-hitters were thrown in the event.
Brown kept the Warriors off stride never allowing more than a two ball count to any batter he faced. In the third inning he only threw five pitches with a pair of fly outs and a strikeout.
Spalding scored a run in the first inning as Bryan Clemmons singled in Kyle Just who started the game reaching on a two-base error. In the third, Clemmons drove in the other two with a double to right field. In the seventh inning, the Golden Eagles made sure of no slipups on a rain-soaked field. Brown (9-1) squeezed a pair of groundouts to first and a fly ball to shortstop.
With the win, Spalding (29-12) advances to face the loser of Apprentice School and Briarcliffe on Tuesday.