Hall racks up career-best five hits
Adam Hallís season hit a high-water mark after his career-best five hits helped Delmarva Shorebirds defeat Asheville Tourists 15-7 at Arthur W Perdue Stadium on Wednesday.
The Bermudian scored four times and drove in two runs to help the Shorebirds, a Class A Minor League team, to their tenth straight win at home.
All five of his hits, coming from six trips to the plate, were singles.
Hall became the first Bermudian to turn professional when he signed a $1.3 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles in the Major League Baseball Draft in 2017. His previous best was a four-hit game last August for Class A Short Season Aberdeen Ironbirds in the New York-Penn League.
After 16 games this season, Hall is batting .365 and has notched 15 runs. Last term, he compiled a hitting streak of 19 games to set a new record for the Aberdeen Ironbirds, finishing second in the league with 22 stolen bases.
Reflecting on Hallís eye-catching season with the Ironbirds, Brian Graham, Orioles director of player development, told MiLB.com in October last year: ďI think he surprised a lot of us with how well he was able to compete at that level with so little experience. He did everything you want out of a good middle infielder.Ē
Hallís journey in the sport began at the YAO baseball programme at Southside, St Davidís.
He moved to Canada aged 12 to pursue his baseball dreams, playing for the London Badgers in Ontario, a youth team that has produced three major-leaguers and countless other professional players.
The shortstop played only two games as a rookie in 2017 because of an oblique injury.