By Jerry Del Priore
Columbia Fireflies catcher Dan Rizzie (New York Mets’ 13 round pick in 2016) extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single in the eighth inning of their 4-1 loss to the Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday night at Spirit Communications Park.
This is the longest hit streak of Rizzle’s young professional career.
Andres Gimenez also contributed with two singles, picking up his 17th multi-hit game of the season.
South Atlantic League (SAL) leaders
Pitcher Gabriel Llanes has tossed 100.00 innings, the third most in the league.
Gene Cone, who the Fireflies recently activated from the disabled list, has walked 42 times this season, third highest in the SAL.
Pitcher Matt Blackman leads the league in K:9 IP with 13. He has a total 50 whiffs in 34.2 innings of work.
Closer Adonis Uceta ranks fourth in the league with ten saves.