Mikie Mahtook Had a Pretty Good Roadtrip
When the Bulls hit the road last week for their first road trip of the season, a five-gamer that saw them go 5-0 against the Gwinnett Braves and Charlotte Knights, OF Mikie Mahtook was hitting .214. However, what he did over the next five games was nothing short of dominant, going 14-for-22 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lift his average all the way up to an even .400.
Now here’s where it really gets good. Beginning with his third AB Sunday against the G-Braves, and ending with his final AB Tuesday night against Charlotte, the 24-year-old rattled off 11 straight hits (with a walk thrown in), as he reached base in 12 straight plate appearances. The product of LSU came just four hits shy of tying an 85-year-old league record, set by George Quellich, who recorded 15 straight hits for Reading back in the 1929 season.
Mahtook, a Rays first round pick in 2011, spent all of 2013 with Double-A Montgomery and earned Southern League Midseason All-Star honors in just his second season of pro ball. At LSU, he was a First Team All-American in 2011 (.383-14-56), and posted a career average of .344 for the Tigers.