With his two-run double in the top of the first inning this afternoon at Fresno, Sky Sox outfielder Matt Murton extended his hitting-streak to a new Sky Sox franchise record 29 games. His deep drive to centerfield off righty Billy Sadler plated Chris Frey and Matt Miller to give the Sox an early 2-0 lead. Murton passes former Sky Sox great, and member of the Sky Sox Hall of Fame, Trinidad Hubbard who had a 28-game hitting streak for Colorado Springs in 1995.
Murton’s streak started on April 15th in Colorado Springs when he went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Reno and has spanned more than two months. His streak was actually interrupted for a while when he was called up to the Colorado Rockies on April 28th leaving behind a 13-game streak. He played for the Rockies until June 6th when he was optioned back down to the Sky Sox and picked up right where he left off.
Including the double in his first at-bat today, Murton has hit .432 (48-for-111) during his streak with eight home runs, 11 doubles, 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored. His streak has included 15 multi-hit games and breaks down as 10 home games and 19 road games.
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