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What a story: Texas reliever throws 169 pitches in 25-inning game

May 31, 2009 | 10:40 am

Texas pitcher Austin Wood throws one of his 169 pitches during the Longhorns' 25-inning 3-2 victory over Boston College at the NCAA Austin Regional. Credit: Matt Hempel/University of Texas. Texas and Boston College played a 25-inning college baseball marathon game Saturday before the Longhorns won, 3-2. It was the longest game in NCAA history.

But the most amazing statistic is that Texas reliever Austin Wood made 169 pitches and threw 13 innings, including 12 innings of no-hit relief.

That's pure courage and guts.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Texas pitcher Austin Wood throws one of his 169 pitches during the Longhorns' 25-inning 3-2 victory over Boston College at the NCAA Austin Regional. Credit: Matt Hempel / University of Texas

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