College of Charleston wins 23-inning game

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - 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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