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Hilo’s Wong Opens AAA Season on Six Game Hit Streak

April 10, 2013, 6:48 AM HST
* Updated April 10, 4:37 PM
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The left-handed bat of Hilo native Kolten Wong has found an early groove in the Memphis Redbirds’ AAA campaign.

The Kamehameha-Hawai`i graduate has hit safely in each of the first six games his team has played this season. In his last two, he his picked up six hits in 11 at bats with three runs scored and an RBI.

In Tuesday’s loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs, Wong collected three hits in six plate appearances, pushing his batting average up to .370. His ten hits and eight runs scored are both team highs.

He also has five runs batted in, which is second on the team, and one stolen base, the only theft the Redbirds have managed this season. The most important number, however, may be zero, representing the amount of errors he has committed at second base this season.

Memphis currently has a 2-4 record on the season and continues Pacific Coast League play today with the third game of a series against New Orleans. First pitch today is at 2:05 p.m. Hawaii time.

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Tuesday’s line score

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New Orleans 002 000 001 02 – 5 9 0

Memphis 000 000 030 00 – 3 10 0

 

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