The Snappers walked off with a Zach Owings sacrifice fly on Friday night in 46 degree weather. it wasn't much warmer Saturday night and for the first thirteen innings of a doubleheader, the Snappers offense looked just as cold. And while it was fun to see the Snappers score 9 runs in the seventh and final inning of the second game Saturday night, they finished the night 0-2 with five errors and more blunders on the bases.
Saturday night brought at Pohlman Field means late night fireworks but Will Banfield brought the real fireworks during game one.
This thing looked beautiful tonight and coupled with his candy apple red bat and the navy blue jerseys they wore in game one, absolute fire.
As noted previously, Banfield is tptb's adopted favorite player of all time, the first fictional friend of the show. I'm sure he's disappointed with the cumulative offensive numbers he's put up this year but it feels like he's turning the corner. His splits from the last week are gaudy and he only bumped a .381 OBP in the aforementioned split with today's action, getting on base four of his seven trips to the dish. The real treat, for those who know, is watching Banfield behind the dish. He's a consummate field general with a cannon for an arm. His pitch framing skills are way beyond his years. He exhibits no hesitation going to the mound to calm down a pitcher, another sign of veteran maturity at a young age.