State Record Broken After High School Baseball Game

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( – On Saturday, April 20, a Texas high school baseball game broke a record after ending in a 23-inning marathon. 

According to ESPN, the game between Odessa High School and Midland High School is the longest game in the state’s high school game history. The game ended with Midland High School winning 4-3 against their competition. 

The National Federation of State High School Associations has reported that this game was tied for the third-longest game and was only two innings away from beating the high school record in the country for the longest game in U.S. history. 

The game first started on Friday with the two high schools playing 13 full innings before the play was suspended. On the next day, the game resumed again with Midland managing to beat Odessa. 

The two high schools are bitter rivals, and the game took place at Odessa’s Pressly Field according to KMID sports director Kayler Smith. However, the game ended up suspended at around 8:30 p.m. on the first day with Midland having gotten a 3-2 lead in the top of the 14th inning. 

The teams then ended up resuming the game at 3 p.m. at Midland’s Zachery Field the next day, where Odessa was able to tie up the game in the 14th inning’s bottom. This was their third run during the game. 

Rather than managing a quick end to the competition, the game continued for nine full innings before Midland was able to score on an RBI groundout. 

In the 23rd inning’s bottom, Jake Nava managed to throw the perfect pitch which allowed them to end the game in a victory. 

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