Homza hits two homers, extends career-best 13-game hit streak

June 8, 2021

Jonny Homza

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza wasted no time extending his 13-game hitting streak, sending the fourth pitch of the game over the left-field wall.

The leadoff hitter hammered a home run in the first inning and added another solo shot in the fifth inning to finish 2-for-4 for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in a 8-3 loss to the Lake County Captains in the High-A Central League.

This was the second time in 218 career games that the 21-year-old has hit two home runs in the same game. The first time was in 2019 when he played for Auckland of the Australian Baseball League.

Homza has now hit safely in 13 straight games, by far the longest stretch of his four-year pro career. This is the eighth time that the Alaskan has had a hitting streak of five games or longer. They have ranged from five games to seven games, but nothing like 13 games.

Homza, of South High fame, has raised his season batting average 115 points .140 to .255 since May 22, thanks to this hot streak. He’s also pushed his slugging percentage to a career-best .543 in 94 at-bats this season.

He’s batting .353 on 18-of-51 hitting across the last 13 games with three home runs and 16 RBIs.

Homza is usually the starting catcher but has been used at shortstop, third base and designated hitter this season.