Two Patchogue-Medford High School baseball records previously held by Major League pitcher Marcus Stroman were broken in the same game on Tuesday.
Josh Knoth, who earlier this season tossed a perfect game with 20 strikeouts, notched 14 Ks in the Raiders 3-1 playoff loss to Lindenhurst to set a new single-season record for strikeouts with 107. Meanwhile, outfielder Tyree Jackson set Pat-Med baseball’s single-season stolen base record, swiping his 30th.
Both records had been held since Stroman, a former New York Met now playing for the Chicago Cubs, last played for the Raiders in 2009.
The record-breaking day brightened an otherwise gloomy result, as the Raiders dropped their fourth straight game. The loss sends fourth-seeded Pat-Med (14-7) to a Suffolk County Conference I losers bracket, elimination game against eighth-seeded William Floyd (9-9) today, 4 p.m. at Patchogue-Medford High School in Medford.
Pat-Med Baseball reported that Jackson also tied the outfield assist record, and that he is currently second in runs scored. Knoth, a junior who has verbally committed to play at the College of Charleston, is Baseball America’s No. 40 prospect in the nation, Axcess Baseball reported this week.
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