Video: California team wins 2-day, 19-inning gameSee the senior hit a heroic walk-off homer to end marathon contest.
Let's play two ... days that is.
It's not every day a baseball game takes two days to determine a winner. Drake (San Anselmo, Calif.)
and Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)
took their game well into the night Friday and then had to resume Saturday after umpires suspended the 1-1 contest at midnight after 18 innings of playOwen Hamilton
made quick work of the second day as he belted a clutch two-out, walk-off home run in the 19th inning to dethrone Marin Catholic 2-1 and claim an MCAL championship.
Hamilton's game-winner was his team-high third bomb of the season. He also accounted for both of the Pirates' runs.
The marathon contest lasted over five hours, needed six umpires, nine pitchers and required a change in both location and climate, according to Danny Schmidt of the Marin Independent Journal
Though the game didn't set any national or state records — it's arguably the most memorable high school baseball contest that we've had this year.