Lucas Erceg’s fourth-inning single on Monday extended his hitting streak to seven games.
That came during the San Antonio Missions’ 9-5 road loss in El Paso.
Erceg’s batting average improved from .202 on Aug. 3 to .230 on Aug. 12. During his hot streak Erceg is hitting .469 (15-of-32).
On Friday night in Albuquerque, Lucas hit his 15th home run of the season. That matches the best season in his four years of professional baseball. Last season at Double-A Biloxi, Erceg hit 13 home runs.
The 6-foot-3, 24-year-old from San Jose, Calif., bats left-handed. He has played infield this season for the Missions, primarily at third base and first base.