Two pitchers, 347 pitches

In a district playoff game last April, two Louisiana high school pitchers —  Mitch Seward from Archbishop Rummel and Emerson Gibbs from Jesuit— had some “staggering” pitch counts, according to a Dallas Morning News story.

“Seward went 10 innings, striking out 10 while throwing 154 pitches. Gibbs struck out 13 in 15 innings, throwing a whopping 193 pitches.”

Read the Dallas Morning News story.

Interestingly, this New Orleans Time-Picayune story didn’t comment on the high pitch counts.

USA Today picked up on the story, noting that Seward was heading to LSU and Gibbs had signed with Tulane.  Jim Halley interviewed Chris Pool, the coach of the summer league team for which both Gibbs and Seward played. “I cannot think of any situation that would make throwing that many pitches OK,” said Pool, who added that the most one of his pitchers had thrown in a game was 94 pitches.