Oregon State's Drew Rasmussen throws program's first perfect game

Twenty-seven up, 27 down. Drew Rasmussen had himself one fine afternoon at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.

Rasmussen, a right-handed pitcher for the Oregon State baseball team, completed the first perfect game in school history in Saturday's 3-0 win over Washington State. Not bad for the freshman, who got a celebratory pie in the face afterward from his teammates.

There were plenty of defensive gems to keep the perfecto alive. Perhaps none were more impressive than the charging play made by third baseman Michael Gretler to record the second out in the top of the ninth inning.

Fittingly, Rasmussen struck out the final batter he faced, bringing his total to 10 punchouts for the afternoon. The Spokane, Wash., native also got to celebrate the feat with his parents following the game.

It marked the fourth perfect game in the history of the Conference of Champions, and the first since Joe McIntosh threw one for WSU on March 10, 1973. Rasmussen's perfect game was also the first of the nine-inning variety, as the previous three pitchers (all from WSU) tossed their perfectos in shortened games.

UPDATE: Pac-12 Networks' Daron Sutton and Kevin Stocker caught up with Rasmussen during Sunday's contest against Washington State, less than 24 hours after he twirled his gem. Safe to say, Rasmussen was still on cloud nine.

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