Gulls fall in longest game in Division III history
Teams combine for 40+ hits, 13 pitchers in 23 inning affair
SALISBURY, Md- The Salisbury(20-4) baseball team dropped a marathon contest, falling 7-6 in 23 innings to Southern Virginia.
The Gulls led 3-1 in the fifth inning on Friday, before a rain delay would push the finish to Saturday. On Saturday–Salisbury would watch a 4-1 lead evaporate, with the Knights tying the game at 5-5 in the eighth.
The next run would not be scored until the 18th inning–SVU’s Brady Lamb hit a liner, scoring Cole Campanile. With the game hanging in the balance, Salisbury would respond in the bottom half. A Justin Meekins sac fly would again knot us at 6.
Both teams would have multiple opportunities to score in the latter innings, but Southern Virginia would take advantage on the 23rd. Will Parker would slap a single into right center field, scoring Nate McCallum–and giving the Knights the 7-6 lead.
The Gulls would have one final opportunity to tie or win in the bottom half of the 23rd, but grounded into a double play to end the contest.
The win gave Southern Virginia (1-21) their first victory of the year.