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.