Stewart homers in both games of Aberdeen's twin bill

Orioles' first-round pick cracks his second and third professional homers for Class A Short Season squad

Stewart homers in both games of Aberdeen's twin bill

D.J. Stewart flipped a switch on Monday.

The Orioles' first-round Draft pick had not collected a hit since July 12 before going 3-for-7 with two homers in Rookie League Aberdeen's doubleheader against Tri-City.

"It was definitely great to finally have some balls fall for me today," Stewart told MiLB.com. "I've been going out, working every day on my game, just trying to find the rhythm I had in college. I was off for about a month before I had to play again, and that little time off has taken its toll on my swing. But my swing doesn't feel off -- I've been feeling better. I've been hitting the ball hard and some balls haven't been falling."

Stewart hit .318/.500/.593 with 15 homers and 59 RBIs for Florida State this spring before Baltimore took him No. 25 overall. He hit his first pro home run on July 6 and is batting .164/.250/.382 for the IronBirds.

"I've been swinging the bat well but just hitting balls right at people," he said to MiLB.com. "That's the thing with baseball -- you can get up and you can get down; sometimes the ball falls in for you and sometimes it doesn't."

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.