Shichijushichi Ginko and JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku faced each other in the Industrial League Japan Tournament Tohoku Regions Finals on Monday and a 4h and 14m marathon ensued.
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The game ended in a tie (tournament rules) and the make-up game was played earlier today with JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku beating Shichijushichi Ginko, 2-1.
What's perhaps more surprising than the game ending in a tie after 17 innings are the pitching lines.
Atsushi Kobayashi got the start for Shichijushichi Ginko and gave up 14 hits and threw 250 pitches. Toshiharu Moriuchi started the game for JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku and gave up 9 hits and threw 215. Both pitchers struck out 13 batters a piece and both pitchers actually went the distance.
Wonder how they're arms were feeling today.