Fort Loramie product Jared Hoying has been on a real tear for Round Rock, the Class AAA minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
Hoying, who plays outfield for Round Rock, has hit safely in his last nine games and 11 of his last 12 going into Friday night play at El Paso.
His hot streak has pushed his batting average for the season to .313, with a team-high 45 hits. He has nine doubles, three triples and five homers, and has now driven in a team-high 22 runs.
He has a .412 on-base percentage and a .521 slugging percentage.
Back on May 8 against the New Orleans Zephyrs, Hoying went 2 for 4 with a double, but was hitless the next day against New Orleans, although he walked twice and scored a run.
Since that day he has had a hit in nine straight games, hitting .417 during that time. In five of the nine, he has had multiple hits.
It started on May 10 with a solo home run in four at-bats against the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
The next day he was 1 for 5 against Oklahoma City, then 2 for 5 against the same team, with a run scored. In the final game of the series, he went 2 for 4 and scored two runs.
Next came a four-game series against Albuquerque, and he started off going 1 for 4. In the next game, Hoying was 2 for 4 with a double, and followed that up with his best game of the streak, going 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI.
In the final game of the series, he went 2 for 4, and Thursday night was 1 for 2 with two walks and a run scored.
Back on May 4, in a game at Colorado Springs, Hoying had a huge game, going 4 for 5, with two of the hits being doubles. He scored twice and also drove in a run.
He doubled in a four-run first inning, then had a two-out RBI double in the second inning.
Hoying is 21st in the Pacific Coast League with his .313 batting average, and his 45 hits ties him for fourth in the league. He is also sixth in the league in stolen bases with 12.