Mejia extends hitting streak to 24 games

Lake County Captains catcher Francisco Mejia extended his hitting streak to 24 games Sunday. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lake County Captains catcher Francisco Mejia extended his hitting streak to 24 games Sunday. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lake County’s Francisco Mejia went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer as the Captains beat the Great Lake Loons 6-3 Sunday at Classic Park.

That extended Mejia’s hitting streak to 24 games, passing teammate Tyler Krieger’s 23-game hitting streak (which ended earlier this month) for the longest hitting streak in the Midwest League this year. Mejia’s hitting streak also is the longest active one in affiliated professional baseball.

If Mejia extends his hitting streak any further, he will have to do it at a higher level. After Sunday’s game, the Cleveland Indians promoted Mejia and Krieger to the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

Mejia batted .347 with 7 HR and 51 RBI in 60 games with the Captains this season. The catcher played with the Captains last year, too, batting .243 with 9 HR and 53 RBI in 109 games.

Krieger batted .313 with 3 HR, 35 RBI and 15 SB in 69 games with the Captains. This is the infielder’s first season as a professional ballplayer.

Both players started for the Eastern Division team in last week’s Midwest League All-Star Game.

Cleveland Indians prospect Tyler Krieger had a 23-game hitting streak for the Lake County Captains this year. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Cleveland Indians prospect Tyler Krieger had a 23-game hitting streak for the Lake County Captains this year. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

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