Auburn native Tim Locastro has a career-best five-game hitting streak entering Friday.
Locastro served as the Arizona Diamondbacks' lead-off hitter and played left field against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday night. He singled to right field in the third inning to extend his hitting streak.
His previous best was a four-game streak from May 30 through June 2 this season.
During Locastro's five-game hitting streak, he is hitting .333 with a double, 3 runs scored and two RBI. He had back-to-back multi-hit games this week. He recorded two hits against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday. After an off day Monday for the team, he had two more hits Tuesday against the Texas Rangers.
Locastro continued another streak in Thursday's game. After his third inning single, he stole second. It was his ninth stolen base of the season. He ranks second on the Diamondbacks in that category. Only Jarrod Dyson (21) has more.
This season, Locastro is 9-for-9 in stolen base attempts. He has 14 stolen bases in his career, and hasn't been caught stealing yet.
Locastro finished 1-for-4 at the plate in Thursday's game against the Brewers. The Diamondbacks lost 5-1.
The four-game series resumes Friday. First pitch is at 9:40 p.m.