Three rbi’s in Sunday’s game and the only two rbi’s in yesterday’s game means that Threshers first baseman Rhys Hoskins has now driven in five of the 12 Clearwater runs in the last two victories.
Hoskins has now taken the lead in the Phillies organization rbi race with 85 including 51 with Lakewood earlier in the season, two more than Reading’s Brock Stassi and six more than Andrew Knapp, now with Reading after starting the season with the Threshers. Ryan Howard leads the Phillies with 70 rbi’s.
If the Threshers are to defeat Daytona in the post season and then go on and win the Florida State League Championship it will be because of the bat of Rhys Hoskins.
In Monday’s 2-0 win over the Daytona Tortugas, Hoskins picked up an rbi on a bases loaded walk. His second rbi came on a double to the gap in left center. Watch HERE.
His two RBI’s gave the win to Mark Leiter Jr. to raise his FSL record to 6-1. Watch a Leiter strikeout HERE. But Hoskins best play might have been a tremendous stop of a hard hit ball in the hole between first and second to end the game with a runner on second base. His flip to closer Ulises Joaquin ended the game and preserved the 2-0 win. Watch HERE.
With eleven games remaining in the FSL regular season, we can’t rule out Hoskins driving in 100 runs this season. He is hitting .296 with runners in scoring position for the Threshers after hitting .363 with runners in scoring position with Lakewood earlier in the season.