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Texas high schools complete a two-day, 23-inning marathon baseball game

Midland and Odessa High School played two and a half games worth of innings. (Getty Images)

Midland High School and Odessa High School started playing a baseball game on Friday. More than 25 hours later the match was over.

Midland defeated Odessa 4-3 to complete a 23-inning, two-marathon stretch Saturday, the longest baseball game in state history. According to ESPN, that inning total also ties the game for the third-longest in American high school baseball history.

The two teams fell just two innings short of reaching the national record. The total duration of the match was six and a half hours, with 602 pitches thrown

Here’s what it looks like for the game to finally end:

According to KMID’s Kayler Smith, the game started at 4:30 PM in Odessa on Friday and was canceled around 8:30 PM due to darkness, with Midland leading 3-2 in the top of the 14th inning. Midland had a chance to put the game away once it resumed at 3pm, but Odessa scored to keep it going.

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The 3-3 tie was finally broken on an RBI groundout by Wyatt Krueger in the top of the 23rd, with Jake Nava finally ending the game in the bottom of the inning, his fifth scoreless frame.

And then the two teams started playing the match that was actually scheduled for Saturday.

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