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Perfect Ks: North Texas softball pitcher strikes out all 21 batters

How about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein — 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts. Trautwein threw the perfect game Sunday, striking out all 21 Arkansas-Pine Bluff batters she faced in a 3-0 victory.

NCAA records list 2 other pitchers with 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game

Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein, left, also had 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game in her first start this season.  (Twitter/North Texas Athletics)

How about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein — 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.

Trautwein threw the perfect game Sunday, striking out all 21 Arkansas-Pine Bluff batters she faced in a 3-0 victory.

It was the first perfect game in North Texas history, and is believed to be the first perfect seven-inning game in NCAA Division I history with every out being a strikeout.

NCAA records list two other pitchers with 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game, but neither of those were perfect games. Alabama's Alexis Osorio had a 21-K game against Fordham in 2018, and California's Michele Granger did that against Creighton in 1991.

WATCH | Hope Trautwein discusses perfect game with CBC Sports:

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The North Texas senior talks about what her perfect game really means to her, what she wants to accomplish next and whether she'll be watching softball at Tokyo 2020. 3:16

Trautwein, a senior from Pflugerville, Texas, also had 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game in her first start this season. But the right-hander also gave up five hits and two runs in a 6-2 win against Southeastern Louisiana on Feb. 13.

The NCAA single-game record for strikeouts is 28, by Northwestern's Eileen Canney in an 18-inning game against Minnesota in 2006, and Baylor's Cristin Vitek in 16 innings against North Carolina in 2004.

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