Former Loggers pitcher Max Scherzer tied a MLB record last night when he struck out 20 batters during the Washington Nationals 3-2 victory over the visiting Detroit Tigers.
Scherzer, who's previous single-game high was 17 strikeouts, tied the previous nine-inning mark shared by Kerry Wood, Rogers Clemens and Randy Johnson.
In securing the victory, Scherzer has now beaten all 30 MLB teams, a feat that only one other active pitcher can boast (John Lackey).
As astounding as the 20-strikeout total, what was equally as impressive was the fact that the former Logger hurler totaled 96 strikes out of the 119 pitches that he threw on the night.
Scherzer was a member of the 2004 Loggers club and earned a trip to the Northwoods League All-Star game that summer.