M-Braves' Terdoslavich plates four

Atlanta's No. 6 prospect rips bases-clearing triple in 14-5 rout

Joey Terdoslavich has 30 RBIs in 45 Southern League games. (Roger Peterson)

By Ashley Marshall / Special to MLB.com | July 30, 2012 9:39 PM ET

Even on the nights when Atlanta infield prospect Joe Terdoslavich is limited to just one hit, he finds a way to make that lone chance count.

The Braves' No. 6 prospect capped a seven-run inning with a bases-clearing triple on Monday in Double-A Mississippi's 14-5 win over the Montgomery Biscuits.

Terdoslavich, who also plated Todd Cunningham with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly, finished the game 1-for-5 with four RBIs.

The first baseman struck out to end the first inning, and he lined out to center field in the fourth. After snapping a 1-1 tie in the sixth, Terdoslavich then delivered the big blow of the night with a three-run, two-out triple to right field in his second at-bat of the eighth inning. He had lofted a fly ball to left field to begin the frame.

The 23-year-old Florida native has hit safely in nine of his last 10 outings, and he has driven in at least one run in five of those contests. Since July 20 he is hitting .400 16-for-40 with six extra-base hits.

In 45 Southern League games with the M-Braves, the 23-year-old Florida native is batting .305 with two homers, 30 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

Selected by the Braves in the sixth round of the 2010 Draft out of Long Beach State, Terdoslavich spent the first two months with Triple-A Gwinnett. But he was sent to Mississippi in early June after hitting just .180 in 53 International League outings.

On Monday, Mississippi second baseman Philip Gosselin was 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, and center fielder Todd Cunningham was 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Starter David Hale allowed a run on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters over five innings, but he did not factor in the decision. Michael Tarsi (1-0) yielded two runs in an inning of relief, but he earned his first win of the year.

Montgomery starter Kyle Lobstien (6-6) surrendered four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a losing effort. He struck out five batters and walked one.

Ashley Marshall is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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