Nobody ever said baseball is a fast paced sport; but here’s one for the record books. Saturday night, TCU and Sam Houston State slugged it out for a whopping 22 innings!
Yeah, that’s almost seven straight hours of swings and strikes. In the end, the Horned Frogs outlasted the Bearkats 3-2, during the Fort Worth Regional in Lupton Stadium. This game tied for the third longest game in NCAA baseball history.
“I’ll never forget it.” Rocky Ray said. He’s a Bearkat fan from Trinity. Even though his team lost, under what some call a close call, he said he appreciated the historic nature of the ballgame.
“I’ve been going to games since I was 11 years old and that was probably the most incredible game.”
For the fans, they walked into a baseball game in May and left in June, and they said it felt like a month passed.
“It was more than one game, that’s for sure.” David Barfield from Huntsville said. “It was a long night.”
So let’s put this in perspective. Here’s some things you could do in less time than it took the Frogs to win last night:
Fly from New York to LA, watch the entire Star Wars trilogy, and run three marathons – that’s if you’re World Record holder Wilson Kipsang.
Still, there’s no rest for the weary as both squads were back on the diamond Sunday. TCU is now just one win away from the Super Regionals, and fans are excited, even if they’re still half asleep!
“It’s great.” Michael Matthews from Fort Worth said.
“They’ve been hot the second part of the season, and they’re rolling right now and they have the game at home. The fans love it and I hope the team’s feeding off the fans.”
Well, the team may be feeding off of caffeine to get through the rest of the tournament.