Parker Berberet hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend his hit streak to 19 games as the Single A Timber Rattlers defeated Beloit 6-1 Sunday.
The catcher’s hitting streak began July 8 at Burlington when he batted 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs batted in as the Single A Midwest League won 8-6 versus the Bees.
Berberet is batting .357 with three home runs and ten runs batted during the 19-game stretch. The catcher assumed the duties as the team’s full-time catcher following the planned re-assignment of Brewers’ first-round pick Clint Coulter to Rookie League Helena.
Outfielder Victor Roache (2-4) started the four-run inning with his 17th home run of the season on a tape-measure shot above the left center field scoreboard at Appleton’s Fox Cities’ Stadium.
Roache continues to be on a roll as he drove in three runs in the Midwest League victory (two from the home run).
Earlier in the game, the Brewers’ 2012 First-Round pick hit his tenth double of the season to score outfielder Michael Reed (1-4) in the bottom of the fifth inning to help the Rattlers pull ahead 2-1.
Roache is batting .312 with a .396 On Base Percentage in the last month and includes ten of his 17 home runs for the season.
Starter Eric Semmelheck of Milwaukee pitched six strong innings allowing one earned run and achieved his second victory of the season in 14 games started.
Semmelhack has allowed two earned runs in his last 11 innings (two starts) after suffering multiple rough outings for Wisconsin.
NOTES: Outfielder Tyrone Taylor expects to be activated from the Disabled List within the next couple days after sustaining a hip strain. Taylor was the Midwest League Player of the Week in June when he batted above .300 and began to show his ability to hit for power.