Pinder swats two homers for Double-A Midland

Athletics No. 7 prospect goes 3-for-4 and extends his hitting streak to 8 games

Pinder swats two homers for Double-A Midland

Athletics No. 7 prospect Chad Pinder cranked two solo homers for Double-A Midland as the RockHounds fell to Frisco, 8-5, on Tuesday night.

He finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and the pair of roundtrippers ensured he would extend his hitting streak to eight games. The shortstop has hit in 18 of his past 19 contests, during which time his average has jumped from .293 to .321. Pinder has also hit five of his 12 homers during that span.

The 23-year-old has 22 doubles and 64 RBIs this year for Midland, which has taken a three-game lead in the Texas League's second half.

Oakland picked Pinder No. 71 overall in the 2013 Draft and he's either surpassed or is on pace to surpass career highs in every major offensive category.

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