If you're one of those people who whines about how baseball games are too long, you should, for the sake of your own sanity, stop reading right now, because a high school game in Japan just took a whopping 50 innings to complete.
The contest, between Chukyo High and Sotoku High, began last Thursday and finally concluded today, with a 3-0 win for Chukyo. Both starting pitchers -- Taiga Matsui for Chukyo and Jukiya Ishioka for Sotoku -- pitched the entire game, each throwing over 680 pitches.
Proving there is no rest for the weary, Chukyo had to play a second game -- the final of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament -- in the afternoon, a contest which they won 2-0 to capture the title.
Someone get that kid some ice.
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