For every strikeout Otters pitcher Tyler Vail records, it goes towards charity.
That charity is the Gift of Life Family House in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization for organ transplant patients.
In 2013, Vail’s cousin Samantha died after suffering brain aneurysm, but she was able to save three lives thanks to organ donations.
Following the tragedy, Vail and his family created Strikeouts for Sam, a campaign that donates to the Gift of Life Family House for every batter Tyler punches out.
As of July 7th, Vail was leading the Frontier League in strikeouts with 59.
This is the third year Strikeouts for Same has been in existence, and you can donate to the cause on the Strikeouts for Sam Facebook page.