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Prospect Demeritte homers twice in Class A win

Prospect Demeritte homers twice in Class A win

Second baseman Travis Demeritte, the Rangers' No. 9 prospect, homered twice Thursday in Class A Hickory's 10-1 victory at Savannah.

Demeritte went 3-for-5 with three runs and five RBIs. He has homered four times in four games.

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Demeritte led off the second inning with his first home run of the night. His second was a three-run shot in the ninth inning. It was his second two-homer game of the season and first since April 10.

In 91 games this season, Demeritte is hitting .235/.331/.508. The 19-year old leads the South Atlantic League with 23 home runs, four ahead of teammate Nomar Mazara.

Demeritte and Mazara are attempting to become the second Hickory duo to finish 1-2 in the South Atlantic League home run race in as many years. Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua, the Rangers' Nos. 1 and 18 prospects, did so last year, mashing 38 and 29 home runs, respectively.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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