High Schooler Throws 194 Pitches in 14 Innings of Playoff Game
The deadly duo @dustinrw13 pic.twitter.com/yRUV0KRBhm
— Dylan Fosnacht (@DFosnacht5) May 14, 2014
Dylan Fosnacht, a pitcher at Rochester High School in Washington, threw an astounding 194 pitches in 14 innings of his team's district tournament game on Tuesday.
Fosnacht, who managed 17 strikeouts in the game, was pulled in the 15th inning after he let the first two batters reach base. His team beat La Center High, 1-0, in 17 innings.
Rochester manager Jerry Striegel told the Centralia Chronicle that he talked to Fosnacht every inning to make sure he was OK.
"We talked to him every inning, and he said he felt comfortable, he felt good, and he's a little competitor," Striegel said. "He didn't want to come out of the ballgame. He wasn't very pleased when I took him out in the 15th."
Fosnacht's catcher Dustin Wilson, pictured with him in the above photo, finished off the final three innings and then pitched all seven innings of the team's second game of the day, a 5-3 win over Elma High.
ESPN.com reports that the only rule the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has regarding innings limits or pitch counts is that a pitcher who throws four or more innings in a day must be given two days off before pitching again.
Rochester is scheduled to play in the district championship game on Saturday, when both boys would be eligible to pitch again.
Fosnacht's achievement caught the eye of some big-name pitchers.
haha you're a beast @DFosnacht5 ...but let's be a little smarter brotha!! Love the competitiveness though!! #urcoachshouldbefired — David Price (@DAVIDprice14) May 15, 2014
Fosnacht defended his manager, saying he "wouldn't want no other coach then the one I have," in a response to Price.
Some people think it's awesome, some people think it's ridiculous. I personally loved every minute of it and it's a great memory to have[ESPN]
— Dylan Fosnacht (@DFosnacht5) May 15, 2014