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Topic: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-05-31 10:04:34 and read 2840 times.

Last night Texas and Boston College played a winners bracket game in the Austin Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The game started at 6:02 pm. 7 hours and 3 minutes, and 25 innnings later, the Texas Longhorns had beaten the Boston College Eagles 3-2. Before the final run was scored by an RBI single in the top of the 25th inning, the last run was scored when BC tied the game at 2 in the 6th inning an RBI sacrifice fly. Both of Texas' runs were scored in the top of the 2nd, when Kevin Keyes hit a 2 run home run.

Texas' closer Austin Wood came on in the 7th inning. In one of the single greatest pitching performances of all time, he came in and gave 13 innings of scoreless relief, including 12 1/3 innings of NO HIT baseball, throwing 169 pitches.

Wood was matched almost step for step by Boston College reliever Mike Belfiore, who pitched 9 2/3 innings of 3 hit baseball, before leaving in the 19th.

This was a once in a lifetime baseball game, and though the offenses struggled mightily (even though Texas amassed 20 hits, we couldn't get them with runners in scoring position), the pitching on both sides deserves tremendous praise. Boston College played one hell of a baseball game, and should hold their heads high.

Their game just started against Army, and Texas awaits the winner tonight at 6 pm Central.

Hook'em Horns!

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: WILCO737
Posted 2009-05-31 10:05:34 and read 2840 times.



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
7 hours and 3 minutes,

Wow, that is indeed pretty loooooooong  yawn 

wilco737

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: AznMadSci
Posted 2009-05-31 10:48:59 and read 2815 times.



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
Hook'em Horns!

WAHOO!!!!! GO HORNS!

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Pyrex
Posted 2009-05-31 10:55:57 and read 2811 times.



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
including 12 1/3 innings of NO HIT baseball,

Holy cow! Are you serious? Did the BC offense suck that bad?

That reminds me of that high-school female softball pitcher from Connecticut they were talking the other day on NESN. 46 no-hit games in this season alone!

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-05-31 11:55:37 and read 2786 times.



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Did the BC offense suck that bad?

Absolutely not. Austin Wood is one of the best pitchers in college baseball; no one has been able to hit him all year. An epically courageous performance.

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: RGElectra80
Posted 2009-05-31 12:18:07 and read 2778 times.

Maybe I'm missing out on something but Texas got 20 hits in those 27 innings, BC had 8. Shouldn't they have been able to finish off BC in less than 27 innings?

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-05-31 19:23:30 and read 2723 times.



Quoting RGElectra80 (Reply 5):
Shouldn't they have been able to finish off BC in less than 27 innings?

Yes, we couldn't get ANY timely hitting....and we've followed it up with a piss poor performance to Army...down 10-6 in the top of the 9th. Absolutely garbage.

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-05-31 20:11:54 and read 2713 times.

AND I SPOKE TOO SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Texas tied it with a 3-run double in the bottom of the 9th that missed being a walk-off grand slam by 3 feet. 3 batters later, we hit a walk off grand slam to win 14-10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!

Hook'em Horns baby!

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Austinairport
Posted 2009-06-01 20:00:31 and read 2646 times.

Texas Fans, yall's pitcher Taylor Jungman, he came from my town (Rogers, TX) Is he doing any good with Texas?

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-06-01 20:57:19 and read 2634 times.



Quoting Austinairport (Reply 8):

Taylor has been fantastic for us this year, he's a true stud. He actually started the game yesterday. Unfortunately, he didn't have his best stuff, but we managed to persevere. He had a hard time finding the strike zone, and when he did, his pitches didn't have a whole lot of movement, which is highly uncharacteristic for him. I still trust him with the ball though, I'm sure it was some freshman jitters in his first NCAA tournament start. I expect him to be better next weekend against TCU (hopefully, though, as our Sunday starter, we won't need him, because we swept them in 2 games!).

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: Texas Wins Longest College Baseball Game Ever
Username: AustinAirport
Posted 2009-06-02 17:26:54 and read 2589 times.



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 9):
Taylor has been fantastic for us this year, he's a true stud. He actually started the game yesterday. Unfortunately, he didn't have his best stuff, but we managed to persevere. He had a hard time finding the strike zone, and when he did, his pitches didn't have a whole lot of movement, which is highly uncharacteristic for him. I still trust him with the ball though, I'm sure it was some freshman jitters in his first NCAA tournament start. I expect him to be better next weekend against TCU (hopefully, though, as our Sunday starter, we won't need him, because we swept them in 2 games!).

Cheers,
Cameron

Well that's great to hear! Even though I'm an Aggie. I think he has alot of talent, would like to see him do very well in everything he does. Best of luck!


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