baseball coach Jerry Striegel, why fix something that ain't broke?
Striegel went with starting pitcher Dylan Fosnacht for 14 innings in a marathon, 17-inning game against LaCenter that Rochester won 1-0 on Tuesday.
Fosnacht reported on Twitter that he threw 194 pitches in the contest, striking out 17 batters.
Assistant coach Kyle Sprague told MaxPreps that he pulled Fosnacht during the top of the 15th inning with two runners on base and no outs.
He replaced Fosnacht with Dustin Wilson, who had been playing catcher up until that point. Wilson got out of trouble, and ended up getting the win when Rochester executed a successful squeeze bunt
in the 17th inning to score the game's only run.
Sprague said that Wilson went on to pitch all seven innings in the second game of the day, notching his second win in a matter of hours (a 5-3 win over Elma).
On the day, Fosnacht finished with 14 innings pitched, Wilson 10.
"I have never seen two guys take the mound and dominate like that for that long," Sprauge told MaxPreps. "I have both of those guys in class, and they both said that their arms were fine today."
Rochester is a Class 1A school, one of the state's smallest classifications.