May 15th, 2012

The Anatomy Of A Hitting Streak

Frisco shortstop Jurickson Profar currently has a 24-game hitting streak going into today’s game against the Midland RockHounds. The hitting streak began on April 19 against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Since then he has posted 16 singles, 11 doubles, 4 triples, and 1 home run. Here’s the breakdown of Profar’s hit parade by game.

Jurickson Profar high fives Brad Hawpe on his way to the dugout after scoring. (Alex Yocum-Beeman)

April 19: Profar hit a single to right field in the top of the sixth inning against Hooks pitcher Erick Abreu.

April 20: In the top of the ninth, Profar singled to center field against Corpus Christi closer Kevin Chapman.

April 21: A double to right field in the top of ninth versus Jake Buchanan scored Guilder Rodriguez and gave Profar another hit.

April 22: Facing former RoughRider and current Hooks pitcher Adalberto Flores, Profar doubled to right field in the top of the eighth inning.

April 23: Profar doubled to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning against San Antonio Missions’ pitcher Keyvius Sampson.

April 24: In the bottom of the first inning, Profar tripled to right field off of Andrew Werner.

April 25: Profar started the game with a single to right field in the bottom of the first against Hayden Beard.  A triple to the same place in the bottom of the seventh versus Jeff Ibarra gave Profar his second hit of the game.

April 26: Wrapping up a 4-game series against San Antonio, Profar hit 2 doubles. His first was in the bottom of the third inning against former RoughRiders pitcher Robbie Erlin. The second double came in the bottom of the twelfth against Jeremy McBryde.

April 27: The lone hit of the game for Profar was a triple to center field off of Hooks’ starter Jarred Cosart in the bottom of the first inning.

April 28: Facing starter Ross Seaton, Profar singled to center field scoring Engel Beltre in the bottom of the third.

April 29: Profar singled twice against Jose Cisnero en route to a win over the Corpus Christi Hooks. First, to center field in the bottom of the third and then again in the bottom of the fifth.

Jurickson Profar got a day off on April 30 and watched as the RoughRiders defeated the Hooks 9-4.

May 1: Profar tripled to center field off the arm of Robbie Erlin in the top of the sixth inning during the series opener in San Antonio.

May 2: In his first at-bat of the game, Profar hit a double to center field versus Juan Oramas.

May 3: A single in the top of the ninth inning against Ryan Kelly gave Profar his only hit of the night against the Missions.

May 4: In the series finale Profar hit two singles. Facing Andrew Warner in the top of the third, Profar hit an infield single to the shortstop. In the top of the fifth inning, he followed up with a single to center field.

May 5: Profar went 1 for 4 against Midland with a single to second off of a pitch by Murphy Smith.

May 6: In the second game against the RockHounds, Profar battled against Jonathan Ortiz in the top of the ninth inning before hitting an infield single to second base.

May 7: A line drive to center fielder off of A.J. Griffin allows Profar to double in the bottom of the fifth inning.

May 8: Profar’s only hit of the last game of the series against Midland resulted in a line drive single to right field against Daniel Straily.

The RoughRiders had a day off on May 9, which allowed them to travel to Corpus Christi to face the Hooks for a four-game series.

May 10: Profar went 2 for 6 in game one against the Hooks. Facing Arcenio Leon in the top of the fifth, Profar singled to left field. His second hit would come two innings later with a double to left field off of Erick Abreu.

May 11: In the top of the third inning, Brett Oberholtzer would allow a Profar single to short. Profar would come up big with a solo home run in the sixth inning.

May 12: Profar would hit 3 doubles during a 12-inning battle against Corpus Christi. His first would come in the fifth followed by one in the tenth and the twelfth.

May 13: Facing Hooks’ starter Jarred Cosart, Profar would only go 1 for 4. His only hit was an infield single in the first inning to first base.

May 14: With Sonny Gray on the mound for Midland, Profar singled to right field.

Today the Midland RockHounds will have Shawn Haviland on the mound to face the RoughRiders roster as Profar looks to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. His hitting streak is currently the longest hitting streak in the Texas League so far this season.

Written by: Jarah Wright

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