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Cronin has four-hit game for White Sox affiliate

Former Rockford Rivet David Cronin had a career-high four hits for Great Falls Wednesday in the Voyagers' 11-6 win at Ogden.

Cronin had a double and drove in two runs in a 4-for-6 performance for the Chicago White Sox affiliate. Since the Sox promoted him from the Rookie-level Arizona League to the Advanced-Rookie Pioneer League on July 20, Cronin is batting .283. The Sox picked the former University of Illinois-Chicago second baseman in the 20th round of the June draft. Cronin led the Rivets in hitting last summer.

In the Advanced-Rookie Appalachian League, Princeton Rays outfielder Michael Smith is on a four-game hitting streak. Smith is batting .250 with two RBI in 17 games since the Rays promoted him from the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. Tampa picked Smith out of San Jacinto (Texas) College, a two-year program, in the 18th round in June. Princeton was not in action on Wednesday.

In the short-season Class A New York-Penn League, Hunter Hargrove was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Vermont Lake Monsters in a 7-4 win over Lowell on Wednesday. Hargrove, who was Big 12 Co-Player of the Year this spring at Texas Tech, and led the Rivets in home runs last summer, went to the Oakland A's in the 25th round of this year's draft. Since his promotion from the Arizona League, he's batting .256 with a home run and five RBI. He's had four multi-hit games in the 10 he's played in the NYP.