The San Antonio Missions’ most potent offensive threat as of late got the team going – by bunting for a hit.
Leadoff batter Trent Grisham bunted his way on in the bottom of the first inning and scored the Missions’ first run of the game.
About three hours later, he scored the last run of the game. Grisham hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Missions beat the Nashville Sounds 6-5 on Tuesday at Wolff Stadium.
The home run was Grisham’s fourth in the last three games.
Grisham homered twice on Sunday as the Missions’ beat the Omaha Storm Chasers in the final game of that series. Grisham homered again on Monday in the opener of the Missions’ current four-game series against the Sounds.
During Grisham’s current four-game hitting streak, he is 11-of-18 (.611) with 10 runs scored, 4 home runs and 7 RBIs:
CURRENT FOUR-GAME HITTING STREAK
July 16 vs. Nashville, 2 hits, 3 runs, 1 RBI, 1 home run
July 15 vs. Nashville, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 1 home run
July 14 vs. Omaha, 4 hits, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, 2 home runs
July 13 vs. Omaha, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 RBIs, 0 home runs
The 22-year-old left-handed outfielder from Fort Worth is batting .314 with 9 home runs in 22 games for the Triple-A Missions. He started the season at Double-A Biloxi and batted .254 with 13 home runs in 63 games.