AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas pitcher Austin Wood will always be associated with Boston College. The former Longhorns pitcher had one of the most memorable outings in the history of college baseball in the longest game in the history of college baseball.
Wood came out of the bullpen in the seventh inning of a 2-2 NCAA regional game against Boston College in 2009. When he left the game in the 20th inning, he had pitched 13 shutout innings, and the first 12 1/3 he didn’t allow a hit while throwing a staggering 169 pitches.
Texas went on to win the game in 25 innings, meaning Wood didn’t even get a decision for his efforts. The Longhorns went on to win that regional at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, and eventually lost to LSU in the College World Series championship series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Wood joined More Than the Score to take that trip down memory lane and to answer critics that Texas head coach Augie Garrido took for leaving him in for 169 pitches.
Watch the full interview in the above video player.