Threes Are Wild

The Williamsport Crosscutters opened up a can on the Staten Island Yankees last night, building a 20-0 lead after five innings before coasting to the easy 20-4 win.  Seven Williamsport players had two or more hits, with leadoff man Zachary Collier and his four safeties leading the way.

Williamsport also set a team-record with six triples, three of which came off the bat of leftfielder Carl Uhl, a .210 hitter who had three hits (all in the first three innings), three RBI, and three runs scored.

Uhl triple hat trick is special enough, but consider two other extraordinary facts about his performance: two of the three-baggers were hit in one inning (the nine-run third), something only eleven major leaguers have ever done (and only once since 1951); and both of THOSE triples went back-to-back with a teammate (Leandro Castro and Collier).

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Riz on August 5, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Would you happen to have pictures from last night’s game?

    Reply

  2. Sorry, Riz, I don’t. Looking for anything in particular?

    Reply

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