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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Tosoni leads Explorers, Hall gives Ducks a boost

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective

  • Canadian Rene Tosoni is quietly having a solid season for the American Association's Sioux City Explorer's. I spoke to Tosoni earlier this year about his experiences in the game and what he's doing right now shows the dedication he has to get back in affiliated baseball. After 63 games, Tosoni leads the team in hits (66), home runs (6), base on balls (29), doubles (17), tied for lead in triples (2), and second in RBI (34).
  • Aside from all the Tracy McGrady hoopla, there was still an All-Star Game going on, and the Sugar Land Skeeters took down the very best the Atlantic League had to offer. The Skeeters scored two runs in the bottom of seventh to break a 3-3 tie and held on to win 5-3.
  • Former big league veteran Bill Hall has signed with the Long Island Ducks. This marks his second stint with the Ducks. Hall has been around a long time and is best known for his eight years with the Milwaukee Brewers. That is obviously where he put up the best numbers of his 11-year career. Originally drafted by the Brewers in the 6th round of the 1998 amateur draft, the Ducks are adding someone that can play any infield position and anywhere in the outfield. Hall was an integral part of their 2013 championship run, and will no doubt contribute again this year according to Ducks president and general manager, Michael Pfaff. “He was an important piece of our championship team in 2013, and we look forward to having him back again this season.”
  • Journeyman Casper Wells has signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish. Wells has bounced around the bigs since 2010. Hall has four big league seasons under his belt spending time with the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies. In 277 games, the former 14th round pick of the Tigers, is a career .230 hitter. He has 25 career home runs and 81 RBI.