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Heathcott Heating Up

Heathcott is batting .359 in his last 19 games

TRENTON, NJ - One of the biggest challenges for Slade Heathcott in 2013 is to find consistency and a rhythm with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. He batted .191 in April, .277 in May, and .220 in June. However, the month of July has brought fireworks to both his ball club and himself.

With his 3-7 performance in Tuesday's double-header, Heathcott has now hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games dating back to the end of June, and has raised his overall batting average from .236 to .264 in that time span. With his natural tools and abilities, hitting coach Justin Turner wasn't surprised Heathcott has been able to figure things out. "It's kind of what you expect with a guy of...

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