Eric Snow leads Hyannis to bounce-back victory over Harwich

Infielder drives in three of the team’s five RBI

The Hyannis Harbor Hawks defeated the Harwich Mariners, 5-2, Thursday night. The team’s bounce-back win came in large part due to the success of infielder Eric Snow, who continued his hot streak over his last few games.

As one of the three returning players returning to Hyannis for the 2024 season, Snow has a grasp on how to succeed in the Cape Cod Baseball League. His experience has shown on the diamond, leading to a team-high .379 batting average 11 games into the season that also slots him in at fourth in the CCBL among hitters with 10 or more at-bats.

“I’m just seeing the ball well,” Snow said. “My confidence is up, which is always a good thing in the box … You just think about all of the countless hours you put into this game and just respect and know that [success] is gonna come eventually.”

Thursday night was no different, with Snow finishing the game against the Mariners 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in three of the team’s five RBI with a run scored. The soon-to-be Auburn Tiger’s success on the night proved to be instrumental, opening the scoring early on and adding insurance runs in the back half of the contest.

The insurance came in the bottom of the sixth inning, with Snow coming up to the plate with runners on second and third. With the Harwich infield playing in on the grass, a well-placed ground ball up the middle cashed in both runners in scoring position.

“[Snow had] quality at-bats, his two-strike hits were huge,” head coach Mitch Karraker said. “He’s been through this before, so he knows what to expect. He got some pitches to hit and didn’t miss them.”

In the bottom of the second inning, Snow found himself in a similar situation, this time following up two walks to lead off the inning, putting runners on first and second. Another well-placed grounder found its way through the left side of the infield, bringing the runner from second around to score and giving the Harbor Hawks an early 1-0 lead.

Despite both of his hits coming from ground balls on Thursday, Snow also proved that he’s got some power at his disposal, coming just inches away from a home run in the bottom of the eighth with a deep fly ball into left field that got caught at the top of the wall.

“I was just sitting heater, I knew [the pitcher] was gonna come back to it, just from previous at-bats,” Snow said of his near home run. “I knew that I had squared some of his other pitches up, and I wasn’t gonna let a fastball beat me.”

Over the six games prior to Thursday’s matchup, Hyannis struggled its way to a 1-4-1 record over the stretch. Snow stayed consistent despite the squad’s difficulties, ensuring that he kept team morale high while making sure everyone knew there was plenty of summer left.

He has been a huge proponent of the success of the Harbor Hawks to this point, and will most likely continue to play a huge factor over the course of the final three-quarters of the season.

The win Thursday marked the team’s first win in five days, and with Snow leading the way, Hyannis seems to be getting back on the right track heading into the end of June.

Up next for Snow and company is a trip back over the bridge to Spillane Field to take on the Wareham Gateman on Friday. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

“We just got together, and we all know that we’re better than how we’ve been playing,” Snow said. “I think that regrouped us together, and, you know, it resulted in a [win].”

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