Wong Homers in Back-to-Back Games as Memphis Cruises
Entering Saturday’s game against the Nashville Sounds, Hilo native Kolten Wong went 21 straight games without knocking a ball out of the park.
After hitting a home run in Saturday’s 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate, Wong followed it up the next night with his seventh big fly of the season in Memphis’ 13-3 rout of the Sounds.
The Kamehameha-Hawai`i graduate got things going in the first inning by pulling a line drive into right field against Nashville starter Hiram Burgos. Three batters later, Wong came home on a sacrifice fly by Adron Chambers to put the Redbirds on top 1-0.
Wong opened the third inning with his solo home run to start a three-run inning. Teammate Jamie Romak followed with a two-run home run to cap the scoring run.
He went 2-for-4 at the plate with an eight-inning walk and three runs scored. He also stole his 12th base of the season.
On the season, Wong is now hitting .306 with 29 runs batted in. He has also crossed home plate 52 times.
Sunday’s box score
Nashville 000 300 000 – 3 3 0
Memphis 103 001 08x – 13 12 0