Snider began his night with a line double to the center field gap, and came around to score the next at-bat on a double by Baron Frost
. In the third inning, after Paul Franko
led the inning off with a walk, Snider smoked his ninth home run of the season to right field to give Pulaski a 4-0 lead.
Snider went yard once again in his next at-bat, as he led the fifth inning off with a home run to center field. In the sixth inning, he lined his 11th double of the season, before grounding out in his fifth at-bat of the game.
Snider has hit five home runs over his last six games, and has driven in nine runs during that span. In 40 games this season he's batting .322 with ten home runs and thirty-three runs batted in.
The 18-year-old is challenging for the Appalachian League Triple Crown award in his first professional season. His .322 batting average ranks him seventh in the league, meanwhile his ten home runs are three better than the next best in the league. The outfielder also ranks second in the league in runs batted in, and first in slugging percentage.
"His home runs travel a long way," one scout that has seen Snider play this year said. "There is no doubt about them."
"I'm still swinging at some bad pitches," Snider told the Roanoke Times, "but for the most part I'm seeing pitches a lot better and waiting to get a pitch I can drive. I've been hitting with two strikes on me and my confidence has been growing. ... I feel really confident right now."
Travis Snider has been tearing up the Appalachian League in his first season in professional baseball, and he continued with his onslaught on Monday evening against Danville. The first-round pick went 4-for-5 with two home runs, while scoring four times.