Thursday was a day of history for No. 3 Tennessee softball. There was history on the mound and history in the length of the game.
The finish was a pretty exciting one, too.
13 innings later: GAME OVER!— Tennessee Softball (@Vol_Softball) May 12, 2022
Lady Vols beat Mississippi State, 1-0! pic.twitter.com/rBUKToeZCz
After 13 innings of scoreless softball, Tennessee freshman Lair Beautae blooped a single into right-center field. Rylie West, who was originally on second base, scored the winning run just in time as the throw from the outfield came a split second too late, and Tennessee took down No. 11 Mississippi State, 1-0, in its first game of the SEC tournament.
Those 13 innings made the SEC history books as the longest tournament game of all time.
PROGRAM RECORD! 🚨— Tennessee Softball (@Vol_Softball) May 12, 2022
Ashley Rogers breaks the school record for most innings pitched in a single game.
12.0 IP / 2 H / 0 R / 2 BB / 7 K pic.twitter.com/1jxdd52xjW
Tennessee was able to hold Mississippi State scoreless for all those innings due to one person: pitcher Ashley Rogers.
Rogers broke a school record for most single innings pitched in a game by going all 13. She finished with no runs on three hits and seven strikeouts. She also only walked two batters. She was superb.