We’re in the beginning phase of the College Baseball World Series and already we’ve had some great games.
However, Stanford turned heads on Sunday night after pitcher Quinn Matthews put on a brilliant performance.
Not only did he get the complete game win, Matthews also threw an insane 156 pitches to help his team force a Game 3 against the Texas Longhorns.
Those 156 pitches accounted for 16 strikeouts, eight hits, three earned runs, and the victory.
According to The Athletic, the Stanford pitcher did everything possible to ensure he’d stay on the mound. Here’s what he had to say after his wild performance.
Stanford's Quinn Matthews threw a 156-pitch complete game in the Cardinal Super Regional Game 2 win over Texas.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 12, 2023
156 pitches is an insane amount. He basically threw enough pitches for two separate starts.
However, baseball fans are at odds about this situation. Some congratulate Matthews for his efforts, while others question why Stanford allowed him to throw that many times.
Good for him.
— Grateful Dude (@77_D_77) June 12, 2023
This guy didn’t like the call from Stanford.
Way to ruin the kids arm, coach.
— chrisgrutt1 (@chrisgrutt1) June 12, 2023
I don’t think anybody would be shocked if this turned out to be true.
He ain't gonna feel his arm in the morning, because it will be on the floor
— Allen Schmitz (@1015elvis) June 12, 2023
Some fans are worried about the Stanford pitcher receiving an injury.
Tommy John has entered the chat
— Oh No (@passinterfering) June 12, 2023
Game 3 is set to take place on Monday night. Quinn Matthews won’t be pitching after just finishing up his start.
However, after the effort he put in to keep Stanford’s championship hopes alive, hopefully his teammates can pull through and advance to the next round of the College Baseball World Series.