O'Neill notches third multi-homer game for the Blaze

Mariners No. 10 prospect returns from the Pan-American Games with 3-RBI effort

O'Neill notches third multi-homer game for the Blaze

Mariners No. 10 prospect Tyler O'Neill returned from the Pan-American Games to blast two homers for Class A Advanced Bakersfield on Thursday night.

For most of July, the designated hitter had been starring in Toronto as Team Canada's youngest player. Just 20 years old, he was an everyday starter for the gold medal winners and then returned to California for his first Blaze game since July 3.

O'Neill went yard in the first inning and then provided some extra cushion with a solo shot in the fifth. He finished 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Bakersfield prevailed, 8-5, and O'Neill is hitting .242 with 18 homers and 48 RBIs on the season.

A native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, the part-time outfielder was picked No. 85 by Seattle in 2013. Since then, he's launched 30 roundtrippers and notched 100 RBIs in the Mariners organization.

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