Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day

sleeping beast
Finally. Rest for the weary!

Former Miracle receives AA Honor: The New Britain Rock Cats and Bernie’s, a Connecticut-based retailer who specializes in Appliances, Televisions, and Bedding jointly announced today that 21-year-old Trevor Plouffe---a highly promising Shortstop from Northridge, CA---has been named the Rock Cats’ 2007 Player of the Year. As such, the former 1st round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2004 Draft, was presented with the 2007 Bernie’s Brings It Home Award this afternoon at New Britain Stadium, just prior to the Eastern League club’s final home game of 2007.

Despite being just 20-years-of-age, the talented Plouffe got off to an impressive start in his first year at the Double-A classification, batting .295 with 18 Hits, 5 Doubles and 3 Home Runs in just 15 games in April. His start-of-season accomplishments earned him Bernie’s first monthly performance award of 2007. Other 2007 Rock Cats to earn the monthly Bernie’s Bring It Home Award were 3B Brian Buscher (May), INF Luke Hughes (June), RHP Tim Lahey (July), and OF Garrett Guzman (August).

Trevor Plouffe, a 6’2”/180-pound 2004 graduate of Crespi Carmelite High School (CA), maintained his steady, all-around performance throughout the entire 2007 Season, appearing in 126 of the Rock Cats 141 total games. An accessible fan-favorite, Plouffe finished the 2007 Season with a .274 Batting Average and was among the Eastern League leaders in Doubles (37). His total of 136 Hits was second-best on the New Britain team this year.

The fleet–footed Californian covered a good deal of ground while patrolling Shortstop for the Rock Cats and, on the offensive end, scored a team-leading 75 Runs, while posting 12 Stolen Bases. Well- regarded by his peers in the clubhouse, Plouffe slugged 9 Home Runs, 2 Triples and had 50 RBI for the 2007 Rock Cats. Rock Cats

Current affiliate to play former affiliate in MWL playoffs: As a result of the Snappers sweeping the four game series with the Swing of the Quad Cities on Monday the two teams will now face one another in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Game one will be at Quad Cities starting at 6:30 pm. Games two and three (if necessary) will be here at beautiful Pohlman Field. Both home games, brought to you by Klement?s Sausage, will be at 6:30 pm. Thursday, September 6th will have fireworks after the game courtesy of Merkts. Contact a Snappers? representative at 608-362-2272 or for more information.

So far this season against the Swing, the Snappers are 9-4, including the most recent four-game series sweep from September 1st to September 3rd. Game one starter Alex Burnett is 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA against Quad Cities.

In ten games played against Quad Cities, Chris Parmelee is batting .424 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. He is sporting a .537 on-base percentage along with a .848 slugging percentage versus the Swing.

This will be the third consecutive season the Snappers have made the post-season, coincidentally the same amount of years they have been affiliated with the Minnesota Twins. Snappers

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