Mariners Farmhand Leury Bonilla Plays All Nine Positions in Game
Bonilla, 25, had a change of scenery in every inning, playing all nine positions for the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in their regular season finale. And it wasn't as if he just stood around at each position and called it an accomplishment; Bonilla managed to hit a home run and contribute a sacrifice fly in his four trips to the plate and didn't allow a run in the inning he pitched.
His box score line is pretty impressive, reading CF-LF-RF-2B-SS-3B-1B-C-P as he worked his way around the diamond.
Once he got to the mound in the ninth, he needed only 10 pitches to close out Chattanooga and wrap up a comfortable 8-0 win for West Tenn. He even collected a strikeout in the process, but that batter, Jamie Pedroza, shouldn't feel too bad. Bonilla actually has something of a record as a strikeout pitcher, with eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 career innings heading into Monday.
Though others have accomplished the nine positions in nine innings feat before Bonilla, he'll be the last West Tenn Diamond Jaxx player to accomplish the feat. For after Sunday's game, the franchise announced it will be known as the Jackson Generals starting next spring.