Of the 21 outs recorded by Rachel Rook, 20 of them were by strikeout.[/caption]Rachel Rook is one of the best high school pitchers in Missouri high school history, and in the district semifinals against Neosho last fall, she proved it yet again. Rook needed ten strikeouts to cross the 1,000 threshold for her career. She finished the game with double that: 20 strikeouts, setting a school record for strikeouts in a game on the same night she moved into 7th place all-time on the Missouri career strikeouts list. You voted her chase of the strikeout milestone as the #8 story of 2016-17.