Home run in dating
A Medina County player hitting three home runs in a game is rare enough, but two on the same day? That’s what happened Wednesday, as Black River senior Logan Stretar and Brunswick junior Frank Ciacchi each launched three home runs with seven RBIs on a breezy, 85-degree afternoon.The Pirates won 18-2 in five innings at Oberlin and the Blue Devils fell 13-12 in eight at Strongsville.“He threw me an inside pitch and I capitalized on it.” Ciacchi, the reigning county home run champion, also had a three-run shot that gave Brunswick an 8-6 lead in the third.The junior outfielder began the day with a solo homer in the second."It's one of those streaks you really can't explain," Freeman said. It was going to end sometime, I was hoping it wasn't going to end tonight. Hopefully I can keep it going tomorrow." Freeman has slashed .440/.533/.920 and tallied six home runs through this season's first 14 games.Over his past nine contests, he has been on a different level, hitting .586 with a 2.021 OPS.
While this might be the best short stretch of his career, Freeman has been producing eye-popping statistics since the middle of June 2016, when he distanced himself from an early-season slump and the wrist ailment that had burdened him throughout the '15 season.
Freeman extended one of the most impressive hot streaks of his career and secured another spot in the record book during Wednesday's "What he just did was pretty unbelievable," Braves outfielder Nick Markakis said. It just shows you what kind of player he is and what kind of presence he is at the plate." Freeman matched the Atlanta record Jeff Burroughs had previously set in 1978 with a first-inning walk, then made it his own with the solo shot, which accounted for his sixth home run within a span of 27 at-bats dating back to April 9, when he cleared the outfield wall twice during a loss in Pittsburgh.
Before the record-setting streak concluded with a sixth-inning groundout against Ross, Freeman had collected seven hits and drawn five walks within a span of 12 plate appearances dating back to Sunday's sixth inning against the Padres.
Bellinger had two multi-homer games in his first 10 games.
He’s just the second Dodger — dating back to at least 1913 — with two such games in his first *Puig had 19 hits in his first 11 games, in 2013, and Seager had 16 hits in his first 11, in 2015.
He has six multi-hit games in his last eight games.