Teenager's incredible pitching record goes viral

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Dylan Fosnacht of Rochester High School - Washington - racked up an incredible 194 pitches in a 14-inning start on Tuesday, according to CBS Sports.

He also managed to achieve 17 strikeouts in what eventually became a 17-inning victory. Only in the 15th, when Fosnacht allowed the first two batters of the innings to reach base, was he lifted.

The news spread virally throughout the internet with plenty of criticism being thrown towards the team's coach. There is always plenty of debate surrounding the work load placed on young pitchers and whether they are worn out before even make the major leagues.

The youngster himself, however, has confirmed that he enjoyed the epic start.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: "Some people think it's awesome, some people think it's ridiculous. I personally loved every minute of it and it's a great memory to have."

Of course the joy of throwing 194 pitches in one game can be enjoyable for a fledgling, but the concern is that such an enduring achievement could have long-term effects on the kid's elbow - consequences he won't realise until much later down the line.

The story is bound to reignite the debate over whether the arms of young pitchers are being exploited to win games that only serve the school, not helping youngsters reach the major leagues.

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