Austin Schulfer breaks UWM strikeout record for the second time

Posted at 9:23 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 22:23:09-04

In Wisconsin, the baseball season may be cold, but the guys on the mound bring the heat. The latest example, Plover native, and Milwaukee Panther's starting pitcher Austin Schulfer. 

Austin struck out 15 batters during last weeks contest against Northern Kentucky. 

"I wasn't keeping count but in the back of my head was like O.K., I'm rolling a little bit. Started to think I was getting close. Then I was like foot still on the gas not letting up," said Austin Schulfer, starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Panthers. 

Throwing strikes is nothing new to Austin. In fact, when he set the record with 15 strikeouts, he was actually breaking his old record of 13. 

"I've worked, extremely hard for four years and it's something like a gratifying feeling that my work has really paid off," said Austin. 

"He has that kind of stuff. He can throw up to 94 miles per hour and he's got two really good major league average pitches. Then he has two others that show signs of that, so when he has all four going it's going to be a long day for the opponent," said Scott Doffek, Panther's head baseball coach. 

Austin say's he's already done celebrating and is just ready to get the next out for his team.