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Zach Braun plays first base under the lights 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. The 293-inning game started Friday morning and ended 63 hours later on Sunday, August 3, 2014. It was the group’s second attempt at a new Guinness World Record. (Forum News Service photo by Jace Frederick)

Cottage Grove hosts record-setting baseball game

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COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — 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 Pitching, Hitting and Defense Baseball Club completed the world’s longest baseball game at Park High School.

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“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.  Follow Frederick on Twitter @JaceFrederick 
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