Our #6 hitter in the 2015 Valley League season is Thatcher Coleman, who was a doubles machine in New Market!
Thatcher hit 314/402/505 for the Rebs, along with 20 runs, 17 RBIs, 17 doubles, a home run, and a 14/28 BB/K ratio. He was first in the league in doubles, and fourth in slugging. In fact, his 17 doubles is tied for 5th best total since the 2004 Valley League season. Some folks claim that doubles in the amateur ranks often turn into home runs when the player matures- Mr. Coleman may add many home runs to his game if he follows that adage!
Thatcher played for the junior college Spartanburg Methodist in 2014, and put up a solid 279/414/426 in 68 at-bats. He hit 4 doubles, 2 home runs, and had an even 17/17 BB/K ratio. He transferred to South Carolina, but did not play in 2015. He has since transferred to Presbyterian College in the Big South Conference. Hopefully he can get a full season of play in this year, and keep hitting those doubles!