Spring Woods alum reaches thrice in Houston win
Chris Snyder, a 1999 graduate of Spring Woods High School, reached base three times to help the Houston Astros to a 9-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
In the game, Snyder went 1-3 with two walks and two runs scored. He is now hitting .181 for the season.
Snyder went to college at the University of Houston and in 2001 hit .316 and led the team in home runs, hits, doubles, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and hit by pitches. He was named All-Conference USA second team and also played for Team USA hitting one home run with nine RBI.
Snyder was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose to attend college. He was then drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft.