Duncanville Deputies righthander Bryan Price (Rice) threw his way into the Texas Collegiate League record book last week by fanning 18 Coppell Copperheads over 7 2/3 innings. Price left the game with two outs in the eighth after giving up one earned run and scattering three hits. Priceâ€™s gem wasnâ€™t good enough to earn a win, as the Deputies stranded 10 runners on base during the 2-1 loss. Price struck out the first nine Coppell hitters before Matt Curry (Howard) homered in the fourth, which was followed by an unearned Cooperheads run.
Priceâ€™s record of 18 strikeouts broke the previous mark of 15 set by Coppellâ€™s Jess Todd (Arkansas) in 2006. The Rice product surpassed the previous mark in the sixth inning when he got Curry to swing and miss for his 16th strikeout. This was the second time this season that a TCL pitcher flirted with the previous record. Brazos Valley’s Casey Whitmer (Florida State) struck out 14 Coppell batters on June 26.
For the summer, Price is 0-2, 3.32 with 35 strikeouts in 22 innings.
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