The Coastal Packet: 16th inning tie broken by Sea Dog relief pitcher's own run

Friday, July 3

16th inning tie broken by Sea Dog relief pitcher's own run

Portland Press Herald - Outfielder Cole Sturgeon not only pitched three scoreless innings in relief, but scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the 16th inning Thursday night in the Portland Sea Dogs’ 6-5 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats before 4,602 at Hadlock.

Sturgeon, who was also an outfielder/reliever at the University of Louisville, allowed one hit and one walk over three innings. He led off the 16th with a single and went to third on Marco Hernandez’s single. After a walk to load the bases, New Hampshire reliever Cory Burns threw a wild pitch...Sturgeon raced home to end it

PS: While minor league games have lasted as much as 33 innings, this was close to the major league record of 19 innings. 

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