Sonny DiChiara off to hot start in professional debut
Sonny DiChiara is not going to be a Rocket City Trash Panda (what a name) for long.
The 5th-round MLB draft selection is already showing out for the Double-A Trash Panda, reaching base in 4 straight at-bats. At the time of writing, Rocket City leads, 6-4.
And DiChiara is a major reason why. He has 2 hits on the afternoon, including this one just past the 3rd baseman for his first professional hit.
First professional at-bat.
First professional hit!
— Rocket City Trash Pandas (@trashpandas) July 30, 2022
His first career professional RBI came about 30 minutes later, smashing a 2-run RBI double to centerfield.
— Rocket City Trash Pandas (@trashpandas) July 31, 2022
His two following at-bats included a HBP and what essentially turned into an intentional walk. The opposing pitcher threw 2 balls into the dirt with men on base and mailed in 2 more balls to put DiChiara on base for the 4th time on the afternoon.