Sweet! Harper's hitting streak hits 16 games

Sweet! Harper's hitting streak hits 16 games

Sweet! Harper's hitting streak hits 16 games
ATLANTA -- The beat goes on for Bryce Harper.

The Nationals' first-round Draft pick singled in the third inning on Thursday night to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

Harper lined a single to right field off Delmarva Shorebirds lefty Cameron Roth as part of the Suns' three-run third inning. The Shorebirds would have the last laugh, however, winning the game, 6-3.

Harper raised his average against South Atlantic League competition to .395.

Harper, who went 4-for-5 with five RBIs on Wednesday night, is hitting . 512 over his last 10 games, with a 1.321 OPS.

Hagerstown, 22-12, is in second place in the SAL Northern Division. The Suns will open a weekend series with the division-rival Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park on Friday night.