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High School Hurlers Care Not For Your Pitch Counts

Minnesota prep player Lars Anderson threw a complete game in the high school playoffs this weekend, coming up very clutch when his team needed it most. It's even more impressive when you learn that it was 13-inning complete game and Anderson threw 201 pitches. The losing pitcher? He threw 204.

Minnesota is obviously lacking in quality relief pitching, because no one this side of Dusty Baker would find it prudent to let his starter throw 200+ pitches. The guys actually would have thrown more, but there are laws against child abuse. Conners was pulled in the 12th, because state rules prevent anyone from pitching more than 14 innings in three days, and he had thrown three in the opening round game.


By the same rule, Anderson would not have been allowed to go back out for the 14th inning—so he went ahead and hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th. I guess he was playing the game by himself.

Warroad pitcher throws 13 innings, then homers for win [Star-Tribune]
Tuesday (pitch counts) edition: Wha' Happened? [Randball]

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