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Lakeville resident Zach Braun plays first base during the final hours of the Pitching, Hitting and Defense Baseball Club’s successful attempt to play the world’s longest baseball game at Park High School. (Bulletin photo by Jace Frederick)

Longest game ever: Cottage Grove hosts record-breaking baseball game

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Sean Hjelle pitched the first inning for his squad Friday morning.

And Sunday night, after 575 runs, 293 innings, more than 12,000 pitches and 63 hours had passed, he recorded the last out on the mound as the Hitting, Pitching and Defense Baseball Club completed the world’s longest baseball game at Park High School.


“We finally did it,” Hjelle said. “I’m so excited. … It’s an unforgettable experience.”

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Jace Frederick
Jace Frederick has been the sports editor at the Woodbury Bulletin and the South Washington County Bulletin since May 2014. Frederick graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. You can reach Jace by email at, or by phone at 651-459-3435.