The reliance on and necessity of pitch counts in baseball continues to generate debate, and this should further spark the discussion.
As reported by USA Today
, two top pitching prospects in Louisiana combined to throw 347 pitches in an 18-inning game Friday. Emerson Gibbs
of Jesuit (New Orleans)
, a Tulane recruit, tossed 193 pitches over 15 innings. His line included six hits and 13 strikeouts. Meanwhile, Mitch Seward
of Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.)
threw 154 pitches in 10 innings. The Louisiana State recruit yielded only two hits and struck out 10.
Each pitcher gave up only one run, as Jesuit won 2-1. Overall, 501 pitches were accounted for in the game, according to the report.