She needed a little extra time, but Jasmine Ennabe
set the New York state record for softball strikeouts in a game when she fanned 28 Saturday in a 5-4 win over Brewster that took 13 innings.According to lohud.com
, the senior from Carmel (N.Y.)
bested the mark of 27 set last year by Chelsea Hawkins of Wading River (Shoreham), and doing so with a strike zone she said didn't favor low pitches.
"Hitting the outside corner for me kept a lot of people off balance,"
Ennabe told the newspaper. "My movement was pretty spot on. The ump wasn't giving me
as much as I would like. I think I worked around it."
Neither team scored until international tiebreaker rules were enacted in the 10th inning, putting a runner on second to begin each inning.
"I honestly can't believe it," Ennabe added. "It hasn't hit me yet. It's amazing."
Twenty-eight may sound like a large number of strikeouts, but in the National Federation of State High School Associations record book
, it's nowhere close. Part of that reason is that for the category of most strikeouts in a game longer than seven innings, there are some lengthy marathons in there. The national record is 61 strikeouts, set by Alicia Hollowell of Fairfield (Calif.) in a 30-inning game in 2001 that spanned over two days.