Two prospects who had tough seasons have been carrying the Snappers throughout the playoffs. Outfielders Joe Benson and Danny Santiesteban, both of whom did not hit close to .300 during the Regular Season, are both batting .300 or better, and they both fared in the victory on Thursday.
Benson, batting in the leadoff spot, had two hits, two runs, and a double, while Santiesteban had his third multi-hit game of the playoffs. Garrett Olson homered in the game, and Steve Singleton picked up two hits as well.
It was a total team effort, with seven prospects driving in runs, as they were able to pick up Cole Devries, who had maybe one of his worst starts of the 2007 season. Devries went only 4.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits. The bullpen also bailed out Devries, finishing his game without allowing an earned run.
Stat of the Day: Elizabethton hero Rene Tosoni has not missed a beat since being called up for the playoffs, and on Thursday he smacked his fourth double of the post season. Tosoni also notched his fifth RBI, and should be in the middle of the Beloit lineup next season.