You read that right: MSU, Bemidji State score a combined 61 runs


The final score between Minnesota State University and Bemidji State University was 41-20 – and this was a baseball game.

That's a whopping 61 combined runs in a single game.

The Minnesota Twins have only scored 11 runs in five games this season, Deadspin pointed out.

"I don't know, I don't know what to think," Bemidji State coach Tim Bellew told the Bemidji Pioneer. "I've never been a part of something that crazy."

“The crazy part of that last inning is we’re only down seven,” Bellew told the newspaper. “And I say only seven, [because] most generally when you say seven runs, you think that’s the ballgame. Not today.”

The teams' 56 combined hits broke the NCAA Division II record for most combined hits in a game. The

" target="_blank">previous record of 52 had stood since 1993. And MSU's 41 runs set a program record for most runs in a game, the Mavericks say.

Have a look at the box score – a combined 28 players stepped up to the plate, six of them had four or more hits, and seven had four or more RBIs, the Bemidji Pioneer notes. And each team used eight pitchers.

And this was game two of a double header. In total for the day, the teams combined for nine home runs, 80 runs scored and 80 hits. In the first game, the Mavericks beat Bemidji, 10-9.

They play another double header on Sunday.

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