Rainiers infielder Alex Liddi ran his way into Tacoma baseball history on Tuesday night,setting the franchise's record for most runs scored in a single season.
The 23-year-old native of San Remo, Imperia, Italy scored twice in the Rainiers 10-5 loss to the Round Rock Express on August 9 to increase his season total to 108 runs and break the 34-year-old record.
Outfielder Hosken Powell was the last player to lay claim to the record after scoring 107 runs with the Twins in 1977. Liddi is now one of only six Tacoma players to score more than 100 runs in a single season and is the first since infielder Brian Raabe scored 101 runs with the Rainiers in 1997.
Entering play on August 10, Liddi holds a 13-run lead over Reno's Colin Cowgill for first place in the Pacific Coast League and he is tops among his Rainiers teammates with 26 multi-run outings this season. Liddi has scored 14 runs over his last seven games and is currently on pace to end the year with 133 runs scored.
The PCL's modern record for most runs scored in a single season is 141 set in 1978 by Tucson outfielder Billy Sample.
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