The Lexington Legend’s latest win took was so long, it took two days to complete.
First pitch between the Legends and Delmarva Shorebirds went off at 7:04 p.m. Thursday night and ended almost 24 hours later in the 21st inning, the Legends coming home with a 7-6 win.
– Lexington Legends (@LexingtonLegend) July 14, 2017
Completing 20 innings Thursday night, play between the Legends and Shorebird was stalled a little after 1 a.m. due to rain. Play picked back up in the top of the 21st inning Friday night at 6:05 p.m. The game ended soon after thanks to a home run from Marten Gasparini in the 21st inning to give Lexington the winning run.
For both the Legends and Shorebirds, 21 innings is a team record for longest game played. The game is also the longest game played in the South Atlantic League this season.
A 21-inning game ought to add some fuel to the fire for the “baseball takes too long to play” crowd.