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Park's Amber Galloway had eight strikeouts over 19 innings as the Wolfpack topped Roseville 8-6 in what is believed to be a new state record for the longest high school softball game at 4 hours, 20 minutes. The standing record for longest game was 3 hours, 47 minutes. (Bulletin file photo)

Park softball: 4 hours, 20 minutes and a new state record

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Whether Park High School’s Amber Galloway would keep pitching was not the only thing on head softball coach Bob Loshek’s mind during the Wolfpack’s game against Roseville.


Loshek also wondered if they’d finish before nightfall.

“Holy moly,” he said later. “I’m just glad we got it in.”

They did — and apparently they set a new state record in the process.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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