Can you imagine the box score for this story? According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, two softball teams, which entered with just one total win, combined for a nearly four-hour marathon game. The 48-47 final score — which came in the regulation seven innings — set a national record for most runs scored in a game, with Cuyama Valley (Calif.) High eventually edging Coast Union (Calif.) High with a 13-run seventh inning.
From Yahoo! Sports, the statistics from the game are positively dizzying:
Melinda Ramirez, Cuyama Valley’s starting pitcher, earned a victory despite giving up 47 runs on 21 hits. She also scored five runs and had two RBIs.
Coast Union allowed just 10 hits but walked an astounding 36 Cuyama Valley batters in the loss. The Broncos’ pitchers also threw 25 wild pitches and hit a painful 12 batters.
Cuyama Valley batter Ashley Armstrong walked all nine times she came to the plate, making her official stat line 0 for 0, 9 BB.
Armstrong’s teammate, Megan Harrington, finished 1 for 2 with seven walks, scoring five runs in the process.
Coast Union’s star slugger Morgan May hit for the cycle in the loss, going 6 for 7 and notching 14 RBIs.