Jared Triolo notched the first five-hit game of his brief professional career on Wednesday. And he did it in a hurry.
The Pirates’ No. 27 prospect was 5-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored, but Class A Short Season West Virginia was outslugged by Batavia, 11-5, at Dwyer Stadium. He saw only nine pitches en route to the accomplishment.
The 72nd overall pick in this year’s Draft connected on the second offering from left-hander Andrew Miller in the opening inning and dropped a blooper into left field for a single. In the third, Triolo legged out an infield hit with two outs. He stole second for his second theft of the season but was stranded in scoring position.
The University of Houston product was the sixth man to bat for the Black Bears in the fourth and roped a first-pitch fastball from Miller to the gap in left-center for a three-run double that gave West Virginia a 3-1 lead.
Triolo added a single to left in the seventh off Bryan Hoeing, then notched another knock up the middle off another right-hander, Brock Love, in the ninth. He scored two batters later on a two-run single by third-round pick Matthew Fraizer.
The 21-year-old ranks fourth in the New York-Penn League with 20 extra-base hits, including 15 doubles, and is seventh with 29 RBIs through his first 43 games as a pro. He boosted his batting average 22 points to .269.
Nic Ready and Dalvy Rosario finished with three hits apiece for Batavia. Ready, the son of former Major Leaguer Randy Ready, mashed a solo homer and finished a triple shy of a cycle while driving in four runs. Rosario doubled twice, picked up a pair of RBIs and scored twice. Troy Johnston added a pair of run-scoring hits, including a double, and scored twice.
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