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Hoskins shines on the big stage
08/16/2017 11:49 PM ET
(C) Jim Salisbury -
(C) Jim Salisbury - 

The Sydney Blue Sox would like to congratulate former Blue Sox player Rhys Hoskins on his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hoskins was drafted by the Phillies in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB draft out of Sacramento State. He played first base for the Blue Sox during the 2015/2016 season. While playing for the Blue Sox he had a .301 batting average with eight homeruns.

Hoskins was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley this past Thursday. Hoskins has had quite the week since then. In his MLB debut against the New York Mets he played left field. His first career hit in the majors came on Sunday in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single to right field.

On Monday night he had his first and second major league career homeruns at Petco Park.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.