St. Bonaventure alum and Frewsburg native Connor Grey pitched a perfect game Friday night.
Grey needed 100 pitches to retire all 27 batters he faced as Kane County defeated Clinton, 5-0, in a Class A Midwest League game. According to Minor League Baseball, it was the first perfect game in 17 years throw in the Midwest League.
The Arizona Diamondbacks tweeted it was the first perfect game by a minor leaguer in their organization.
Also the the first-ever perfect game by a #Dbacks Minor League pitcher.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 2, 2017
Of his 100 pitches, Grey threw 70 for strikes and struck out eight batters.
He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 and has pitched this year in Low-A (Hillsboro of the Northwest League), Class A (Kane County) and High-A (Visalia of the California League). Grey also made two appearances with one start for Triple-A Reno in the Pacific League.
At St. Bonaventure, he had a 9-21 record over four years with a 4.12 ERA.
This is his first full season of pro baseball.