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Don't look now, here comes Powell

Former Gamecock Landon Powell appears to be awakening from a season-long slumber in Triple-A ball.

Monday night, Powell delivered what would stand as the game-winning RBI with a fourth-inning single, then followed with a two-run blast in the ninth inning to lead Sacramento to a 4-1 win at Salt Lake.

“A big night for Landon, a big clutch hit and the two-run homer was huge,” River Cats manager Greg Sparks told the Sacramento Bee. “It was a good night for him. He’s been swinging a hot bat and it continued in this series.”

How hot? He owns a five-game hitting streak. In that span, he’s batting .471 with two home runs, raising his season average from .207 to .227. He’s raking at .364 clip with three home runs in July.