On the final day of the 2016 Midwest League season, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitchers struck out five Beloit Snappers batters to set a new league record for strikeouts by a team in a single season.
The Rattlers pitching staff finished the season with 1,294 punchouts — two more than the old record mark of 1,292 set by the 2011 Dayton Dragons, a team that included future major-league pitchers Josh Smith (166 Ks), Daniel Corcino (156 Ks) and Drew Hayes (89 Ks).
Wisconsin’s top strikeout pitcher this season was Jordan Yamamoto, who fanned 152 batters in 134.1 innings. The righthander is scheduled to start Game 1 of the team’s first-round playoff series against Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. He will face off against Kernels LHP Lachlan Wells.