INDEPENDENCE - For Independence, the prep football season opener bore little resemblance to its winless 2016 campaign.
Even in defeat, a clear message was sent that there are brighter days ahead for the Mustangs.
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l Name: Lewin Diaz
l Number: 48
l Position: First Base
l Bats/Throws: Left/Left
l Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 254 pounds
l Age: 20
l Hometown: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
l Noteworthy: Signed by Minnesota Twins as international free agent in 2013, a contract that included a $1.4-million signing bonus. Hit .310 with 15 doubles, nine home runs and 37 RBIs in 46 games last season for Rookie-level Elizabethton. Spent majority of 2015 season with Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins, though also did play for E-town. Rookie season of 2014 was spent with Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Twins, where he hit .257 in 43 games.