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Japanese baseball game goes 50 innings, spans 4 days

JAPAN (WKRC) -- A Japanese high school rubber baseball game took 50 innings and 4 days to decide a winner.

Chukyo and Sotoku were competing in the semifinals of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament and the game remained scoreless for the first 49 innings. Chukyo then scored three runs in the 50th inning to win the game 3-0.

The game began on Thursday and ended on Sunday.

Both starting pitchers threw a complete game and combined to throw 1,398 pitches. Taiga Matsui threw 709 pitches for Chukyo in the win and Jukiya Ishioka of Sotoku threw 689 pitches in the loss.

Had the game continued through 54 innings, the outcome would have been decided by a lottery.

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