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Creighton Athletics | May 11, 2016

25 years ago, Creighton and Utah fought in the longest softball game in NCAA history

On May 11th (and 12th), 1991, Creighton and Utah Softball met in the longest softball game in NCAA history. Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of that incredible day.

Game 1 remains the longest game in NCAA softball history. The two teams went 31 innings in 1-0 slugfest before Creighton took the win and forced a second game in the Western Athletic Conference Championship. The game ended at 12:25 a.m. on the morning of May 12, six hours and 25 minutes after the first pitch.

But in order to declare a conference champion, Game 2 had to be finished that morning. So less than a half-hour later, the same two teams played again, this time in only the third-longest game on record. That game, a 25-inning showdown, finally ended at 6:10 a.m. with a 4-3 Utah victory that secured the conference title and and NCAA tournament berth.

In total, the two games took 56 innings and lasted 11 hours and 50 minutes across two days. Want some more crazy stats? Game 1 saw 220 at-bats, while Game 2 had 187 at-bats. Both teams only used one pitcher each for all 31 innings of Game 1. Creighton's Kelly Brookhart threw 390 pitches, while Utah's Janet Womack threw only 320.

Here's the 30th and 31st inning of Game 1:

And here's the incredible box score from Game 1:

 

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