Thursday, October 05, 2006

South Dakota Baseball Great Signs With St. Paul Saints

Former Rapid City Post 22 great Ben Thomas is having a much better day than his former teamate Mark Ellis who broke his right index finger in game two of the American League Division Series. Thomas recently signed a contract to play ball next year for the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League. Thomas who still holds the Post 22 single-season record for slugging percentage at .846 played third base/first base for the St. Joseph Blacksnakes last season. He hit .279 with 28 doubles, five home runs and 51 RBIs in 92 games.

Thomas who starred on the Post 22 team which won the American Legion World Series played college baseball for the Witchita Shockers. He spent parts of three seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization before signing with the St. Joseph.


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