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Springer enjoys best day as pro
Astros' No. 3 prospect goes 4-for-4 with a pair of triples
04/25/2012 1:30 AM ET
George Springer is batting .257 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 18 games.
George Springer is batting .257 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 18 games. (Lancaster JetHawks)
George Springer's bat looks like it may have woken up.

The Astros' No. 3 prospect collected four hits and drove in three runs as Lancaster defeated Rancho Cucamonga, 6-3, on Tuesday.

After singling in his first two at-bats, Springer tripled to left field, scoring a pair of runs in the JetHawks' five-run fourth inning. Two innings later, the 2011 first-rounder smacked an RBI triple to right field.

Springer entered the game batting .214 with five extra-base hits for the JetHawks. However over his last four games the 22-year-old center fielder is 7-for-17 with three triples and four RBIs. Overall Springer is batting .257 with a .742 OPS in 18 California League games.

The University of Connecticut Product had never smacked four hits in a game since becoming a pro. His previous high was two hits and the three RBIs are the most since he plated five on Opening Day.

Jiovanni Mier, the Astros' first-round pick in 2009, was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Bobby Doran earned his second win after fanning seven and allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.

Austin Gallagher slugged a solo homer for the Quakes, his third homer in seven games.

Robert Emrich is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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