SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Tyler Colvin matched a Southern League record when he hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to lift the Tennessee Smokies to an 11-1 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday at Smokies Park.
Colvin, who started the game 3-for-3, extended his hit streak to 11 consecutive at-bats, tying the record set last season by Mississippi's Matt Young.
Bidding for sole possession of the mark, Colvin lined out to right in the fifth. He was 5-for-5 on Friday at Mobile and 3-for-3 on Saturday against the Mudcats.
Carolina, which lost its fourth straight, took a 1-0 lead in the first on a triple by Todd Frazier.
Notes: The Mudcats made two roster moves before Sunday's game. Catcher Chris Denove was promoted to Triple-A Louisville, and catcher Jake Long was promoted from Class A Sarasota to replace him on the roster.