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LMU Outlasts Cal State Northridge in 13 Innings

When San Francisco beat Cal State Fullerton in a 19-inning contest earlier this year, the game lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes. On Wednesday night at Page Stadium, Loyola Marymount and Cal State Northridge battled for a full 45 minutes longer, despite only needing 13 innings to decide a victor.

But on the 453rd pitch of the night, LMU cleanup hitter Tanner Donnels sharply chopped a ball to first base. William Colantono bobbled the ball and fired home late, allowing David Fletcher to slide in with the winning run to give the LMU Lions a 12-11 win in the bottom of the 13th.

“The first pitch I saw, I just tried to take a good swing to it,” Donnels said.  “I barreled it up pretty good and I was lucky enough that the first baseman bobbled it a little bit and we got the win.”

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