gomarlins9703 Posted April 27, 2008 Share Posted April 27, 2008 Baseball: Japanese high school team allows 66 runs in two innings Posted: April 17, 2008, 11:30 AM by Chris Boutet Baseball A Japanese high school baseball squad had to plead for a regional game to be abandoned after getting lit up for a morale-shattering 66 runs in less than two innings on Thursday. According to a report from Reuters, the coach of Kawamoto technical high school threw in the towel with one batter out in the bottom of the second to spare his pitcher, who had already thrown over 250 pitches. He allowed 26 runs in the first inning and 40 in the second before the club asked for mercy. ?At that pace the pitcher would have thrown around 500 pitches in four innings,? Kawamoto?s coach told local media. ?There was a danger he could get injured.? The game was officially recorded as a 9-0 victory for opponents Shunshukan. The Major League Baseball record for runs scored by a single team in an inning is 16, set by Boston in a National League game versus Baltimore June 18, 1894. The American League record is 14 runs, shared by Cleveland (vs. Philadelphia, June 18, 1950) and Boston (vs. Florida, June 27, 2003). http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/p...wo-innings.aspx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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