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Duncanville's Bryan Price (Rice) will go down in the TCL history books with the most single game strikeouts after fanning 18 Copperheads on Friday night. The previous record was held by Coppell's Jess Todd when he struck out 15 batters in 2006. Brazos Valley's Casey Whitmer flirted with the record earlier in the season after whiffing 14.
Price cruised into the fourth inning with every out recorded at that point being a strikeout. He then tallied four K's in the 5th inning alone as Justin Walker reached base on a dropped third strike. The Rice product struck out Jonas Fester to tie the record in the 6th and he surpassed the record by making Matt Curry victim number 16. Price left the game after 7.2 innings only giving up one earned run, three hits, one walk and an astounding 18 strikeouts.
As the strikeout number was the highlight of the night, the unfortunate news for Price and the Deputies is he broke the record in a losing effort. Curry's home run in the fourth and Sean Jones' run scored on an error was all the Copperheads needed to top Duncanville 2-1. The Deputies loss comes with a lack of production with runners on base as they stranded 10 in the game.