U. of Miami's Javi Salas throws perfect game vs. Villanova

Miami’s Javi Salas made some history on Tuesday night. (HurricanSports.com)
Miami’s Javi Salas made some history on Tuesday night. (HurricaneSports.com)

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University of Miami right-hander Javi Salas twirled a perfect game against Villanova at home on Tuesday night. It was the second perfect game in school history. 

As the AP notes, Salas, a senior for the 16th-ranked Hurricanes, struck out six, recorded 10 ground-outs and ran up just four three-ball counts all night en route to a 17-0 win. With two outs in the eighth, Salas almost lost his perfecto, but left fielder Sebastian Diaz preserved it with a diving snare. 

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Salas, a native of Coral Gables, where the University is located, was the Twins' 38th-round choice in the June 2013 draft. 

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