Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz was nearly perfect on Monday night, carrying a perfect game deep into the seventh inning as the Durham Bulls topped the Norfolk Tides.

Schultz retired the first 20 batters he faced before allowing a double with two outs in the seventh.

From the Bulls website:

"That's probably the best I've ever felt in a professional game," Schultz said. "I was able to make an adjustment from pitch to pitch. If I yanked one, I'd be able to get back on it. [Catcher] Luke Maile called a great game. I just tried to execute, and every pitch felt good out of the hand."

Schultz is now 5-2 on the season with a 2.57 ERA as he continues his ascent up the Tampa Bay Rays system. The thing that is most impressive about Schultz's development is the growth in his command. He didn't walk anyone on Monday night, and now was a 75-27 K:BB ratio.

Schultz is on the ballot for the AAA all-star game. You can vote for him here.