Published: Jul 22, 2010 12:42 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 21, 2010 9:42 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE-On Monday, the Charlotte Stone Crabs played their longest game in franchise history, against the Daytona Cubs, taking a 3-3 tie in to the 15th inning. The Cubs pitching staff all-used up, they turned use else?! Their first base coach?

 

"I'm not a pitcher," said Matt Matulia, Daytona Cubs first base coach. "I'm actually just a coach this year but we ran into a tight spot, they need to activate me so I went out there and did the best I could"

 And the best he could was throwing five scoreless inning, giving up just 4-hits, striking-out one and ultimately getting the win for the Cubs in the 19th inning!

"Its wild really," said Matulia. "I mean, you wouldn't imagine somebody who's not a pitcher being able to hold a team off for that long and it's something I'll be able to look back on and tell my grand kids about"