Peterson with two homers in two days

Dustin Peterson has had a couple of solid games for the Mudcats.

Carolina left fielder Dustin Peterson had a home run in his second straight game Friday night. The latest bomb was a two-run shot in the eighth inning. Peterson added a sacrifice fly for his third RBI of the night as the Mudcats improved to 7-7 on the season.

Peterson had a three-run home run Thursday in Carolina’s 6-4 loss to Salem. The right-handed hitter is now up to .217 on the season with two home runs and eight runs batted in.

The Braves acquired Peterson in the Justin Upton deal in January. He is making the transition to left field after playing third base in the San Diego farm system.

Atlanta’s front office is anxious to see how Peterson does in this first full season in the organization. Remember, Peterson is just 20 years old. He will not turn 21 until after Carolina’s season is over in September.

Last season in Low-A, Peterson hit .233 with 10 home runs and 79 RBI in 527 at bats. The Braves are in need of outfield prospects, so the team will watch Peterson’s progress closely this season.

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