The longest college baseball game in the history of the sport took place tonight on the sport’s biggest stage in the NCAA Tournament. Boston College dropped a 3-2 decision to Texas in 25 innings. The 25 innings are not the story of the game as Austin Wood of Texas pitched 13.0 innings in relief while not allowing a single hit for 12.1 innings. He also struck out 14 Boston College batters.
This game was tied at 2 through six innings and would stay that way until a Travis Tucker single to right field that drove home Connor Rowe with the eventual tying run.
Here are some of the records broken in the game.
- The 25-inning game was the longest game in NCAA baseball history. The previous longest game was a 23-inning game played between Louisiana-Lafayette and McNeese State on March 27, 1971. ULL won the game 6-5.
- The game also marked the longest NCAA postseason game in history. The previous longest game was a 19-inning contest between Clemson and Fordham at the NCAA Northeast Regional in New Britain, Conn. on May 26, 1988.
- Texas and Boston College combined to set NCAA records with 42 strikeouts, 222 total chances, 69 assists, 192 plate appearances and 171 at-bats.
- Texas’ 91 at-bats, 103 plate appearances, 115 total chances and 75 putouts set new NCAA records
- Tucker and Torres set the NCAA single-game record for at-bats with 12 AB’s against BC
- Preston Clark’s 33 putouts against BC set a new NCAA record for most single-game putouts