Kevin Ginkel and Mike Morrison didn’t pitch too poorly on Tuesday night for a couple of relievers.

In fact, they pitched incredibly.

So much so that they combined to make history.

Ginkel and Morrison struck out 10 batters apiece, which ties the single game-record for punch outs in a CWS finals game. It’s also the first time in the past 30 years that two pitchers notched double-digit strikeouts in the same finals game.

Going into the contest, Morrison was the Chanticleers’ ace closer that had started exactly zero games in 2016. Ginkel had started six while appearing out of the bullpen 18 times. That’s baseball for you.

The last time a pitcher recorded 10 strikeouts in a CWS finals game was in 2010. South Carolina’s Blake Cooper accomplished the feat, and Ginkel and Morrison are the fourth and fifth pitchers ever to reach the milestone.

Congratulations to Ginkel and Morrison. Their names will live on in Omaha lore.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, and Joe’s claim to fame since joining he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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