Prospect Highlights: Double From Alen Hanson, Stetson Allie’s Homer

Altoona played a doubleheader on Friday, completing a suspended game from June 11th before their regularly scheduled game. The first game had an odd occurrence, made even more odd by what happened in the second game. On Wednesday night, Alen Hanson went 0-for-4, breaking his 12 game hit streak. On Friday, he extended that hit streak to 13 games by collecting two hits in the suspended game. Since the stats count towards June 11th, the streak that was snapped two days earlier, got one game longer. Hanson had two hits in the nightcap, but those stats counted towards June 20th. So with hits in both games on Friday, he extended one hit streak to 13 games and another to two games. Over his last ten games, Hanson has six multi-hit games. He is batting .353 in 16 games this month. Here is a double from yesterday that also shows off his great speed.

The highlights have been light the last few days in the minors, so this Stetson Allie homer from Wednesday has been waiting around for something else of note to happen. Allie is on the disabled list now due to a concussion suffered in a brawl that happened later in this same game. The homer here is the 12th of the season from Allie, tops among all Pirates players from the Majors all the way down.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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