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Travis "Moose" Mattair. Once a minor league player in the Phillies organization (2007-2011), now a minor league player in the Cincinnati Reds organization (2012) with the Bakersfield Blaze. He plays 3B for the Blaze and is currently hitting .261 with 11 HR and 42 RBI.
Recently, we here at Redlegs Review had the pleasure to interview Travis Mattair and find out a little more about the young third baseman. Here's a look at the interview:
Redlegs Review: Growing up I read all you wanted to do was play basketball. That prompted you to step away from baseball in 2009 and join Boise State's basketball program. You later returned to the diamond in time for the playoffs. Why the change of heart? Any regrets?
Travis Mattair: I have always been taught to live life as it comes, and don't have any regrets. I have never regretted anything I have done because it was the right thing to do at that point in my life. I had always wanted to play basketball in college. ...
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Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a run.
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Mike Costanzo went 3-4 with a HR (6) and 2 RBI.
Felix Perez went 2-3 with a walk.
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Louisville lost 8-0. Box Score
Travis Webb allowed a run in 2 innings with 2 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
The Bats had 3 singles in the game while striking out 12 times.
Pensacola won 6-1. Box Score
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