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On Season β18, Day 12, Southwick pitched a record-breaking longest game. It was 67 minutes and 53 seconds long, causing a spillover at the 60 minute mark and delaying the remaining games by an hour. It was against the Miami Dale.
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Patchwork Southwick is an inanimate object being possessed by a collective group of spirits. Southwick is the “name” of the collective, while Patchwork is an adjective both describing the body and the patchwork nature of a spirit collective. Southwick's pregame ritual of "blacking out" refers to the lack of manifestations in their primary pitching body, an otherwise inanimate scarecrow. When a game begins, the spirits possess the scarecrow body and begin to play.
While Southwick generally possesses this scarecrow body, they can also possess other objects such as dolls, stuffed animals, mannequins, and more. Other Worms players have come to suspect that "Southwick" is the name of the most dominant spirit, but there are times where other spirits take control - this would explain why Patchwork's pitching abilities can vary wildly from game to game.
Patchwork Southwick's spirit collective is a found family and not blood-related. When talking, Southwick has a strong Gaelic accent, but when they are feeling strong emotions their voice becomes a chorus of overlapping voices that can be incomprehensible, even to their close friends.