UPDATE: Columbia College softball sets NAIA record

Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 5:25 p.m. CST; updated 9:01 p.m. CST, Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Columbia College softball team set an NAIA record by scoring 23 runs in the second inning against Arkansas' Ecclesia College on Saturday.

The Cougars batted through the lineup three times, and two players batted four times before the inning ended. In all, 29 players came to the plate. They faced the same pitcher the entire inning. Ecclesia did not visit the mound once to talk to the pitcher.

"We were more concerned about breaking our previous record of 27 runs in a game," Columbia College head coach Wendy Spratt said, joking.

Columbia College went on to win 25-0 before the game was stopped in the third inning because Ecclesia couldn't field a full team because of injury. The Cougars tallied 16 hits in the second inning, and 18 for the game.

In the hourlong inning, Columbia College did not hit a home run.

"At one point I began to feel bad," Spratt said. "But we couldn't just stop playing."

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