College of Charleston wins marathon

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- College of Charleston beat William & Mary 3-2 in 23 innings Friday, tying for the second-longest game in NCAA history.

Cougars center fielder Morgan Phillips had a walk-off single that brought home catcher Erven Roper with the winning run in game that lasted 6 hours, 3 minutes.

The game ended two innings short of the NCAA record set when Texas outlasted Boston College 3-2 in the 2009 NCAA tournament. In 1971, Louisiana-Lafayette defeated McNeese State 6-5 in 23 innings.

Charleston tied the game at one in the seventh, then the teams went scoreless the next 12 innings. William & Mary took a 2-1 lead in the 20th before the Cougars tied it once more in their at bat.

Reliever Eric Bauer pitched 10 innings of five-hit ball for the victory.

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College Of Charleston Wins In 23 Innings
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Morgan Phillips hit a walk-off RBI single in the 23rd inning to give College of Charleston a 3-2 win over William & Mary.
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