Monday, June 24, 2013

Tick, tock: Biscuits-Blue Wahoos on the clock

Sunday's Biscuits-Blue Wahoos game stands the test of time.

The 4-hour, 56-minute game, which the Wahoos won 4-3 in 14 innings, appears to be the Southern League's second-longest of the last seven years.

Last year, the Mississippi Braves needed 5:03 to beat the Jackson Generals 4-3 in 16 innings.

There's a listing for a 2010 game that has to be in error. Huntsville's 5-4 win over Mississippi on May 20, which was decided in regulation, supposedly took 5 hours, 21 minutes. There was a 2-hour, 12-minute rain delay that likely was included. (Rain delays do not count toward time of game.) There were a combined 14 hits and seven walks.

Definitely, an August 2006 game between the Jacksonville Suns and West Tenn Diamond Jaxx took longer.

The Aug. 12 game was suspended in the fourth inning due to rain and completed Aug. 13. They needed 20 innings for the Suns to take a 5-2 win. It lasted 5:22.

The D-Jaxx won the regularly scheduled Aug. 13 game -- in 1:44 -- and drove home afterward.

UPDATE: The Mississippi Braves confirm the 2010 listing was in error. It was a 3:10 game.

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