Three Stars of the Series: 5/31-6/4
The Lookouts took four of five against the Barons in Birmingham this past weekend, and as such, weren’t short of impressive performances. Let’s take a look at the three players that stood out above the rest in this weeks Three Stars of the Series.
Third Star: INF Leo Reginatto
Leo Reginatto added five games to his impressive current hit streak with a hit in every contest against the Barons over the weekend. Leo went 7-for-25 (.280) with four runs and 7 RBI (at least one in every game as well) without striking out in four of the five days the team was in Birmingham. Reginatto’s streak is still alive and well at 13 games upon the writing of this article.
Second Star: OF Zack Granite
Zack Granite held on to the second star spot of this series for back-to-back weeks by being a multi-hit machine against the Barons. Granite finished with multiple hits in four games against the Barons with at least one in all five. He finished 9-for-23 (.391) overall in the series while scoring five runs, driving in two and walking three times compared to just four strikeouts. Granite also stole four bases in the series and is currently second in the Southern League with 25 swiped bags. Zack is currently on pace to finish in the top five in all time single season stolen base totals in Lookouts history.
First Star: OF Daniel Palka
Daniel Palka earns the first star by grace of a monster power display against the Barons. Palka had back to back two home run games, finishing the series 6-for-18 with five home runs, scoring six times and driving in nine. His performance vaulted him into first in the Southern League and the Twins organization in long balls (12), while also moving him into first in the system in RBI (40).
Honorable Mentions: A trio of Lookouts starting pitchers had noteworthy games against the Barons, but the hitters took the cake in the three stars debate. Nick Greenwood went seven innings with two runs and four hits allowed without walking anyone June 1, while David Hurlbut and Aaron Slegers both went at least six innings in their starts and gave up just one run a piece.