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Thursday, August 9, 2012
New Balance Player of the Day: Aug. 8

By Brentt Eads

New Balance
New Balance Baseball

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Chicago White Sox bats exploded for two touchdowns in a 14-11 win over the Washington Nationals. Half of the runs were provided by Owasso (Okla.) shortstop Andrew Rosa, who singled and hit two doubles in three at-bats while driving in seven runs.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder and Oklahoma State commit has shown a tremendous combination of speed and power. His doubles hit the 348-foot outfield walls -- one in right, the other in left -- and also stole third.

The explosive play on Wednesday shouldn’t be surprising -- Rosa had 21 steals for Owasso this spring while hitting .414 with seven homers and 51 runs scored.

New Balance honors the players who “Grind and Shine” and know how to play the game the right way … every play