This has been Brandon Burt's week.
The Larry H. Miller Toyota first baseman has been putting on a power clinic.Friday night, Burt blasted his third home run in four games, powering Miller Toyota to a 9-2 win over the Seattle Hobnobbers to open the 1998 Seattle Invitational Tournament.
Burt hit a three-run shot in the first inning to lift Miller Toyota to a 3-0 cushion.
Miller Toyota (37-8) has won four straight games on its current road trip.
"It's good to jump out to a three-run lead, because with our pitching, that's huge," Burt said. "It took the wind out of the sails of our opponent. I am seeing the ball well right now. But what's fun is that we're winning."
When Burt talked about the Miller Toyota's solid pitching, he was right.
Against Aldergrove Brewers Thursday night, Dwayne Dyck pitching a no-hitter, and Burt hit a solo home run to lead Miller Toyota to a 2-0 victory.
Friday night, Miller Toyota pitcher Peter Meredith hurled five innings of no-hit ball, striking out eight, while walking three.
Against the Hobnobbers, Kyle Magnusson and Pete Spoerl had three hits each, while Dave Paetkau added a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
Miller Toyota will play three games today, starting at noon against Michael's-Yakima Theatres, followed with games against the Lacey Bombers and Bodle Chiropractic.
Page Brake will also play three games Saturday against the River Kings, Portland Merchants, and the Seattle Slade Group.
Miller Toyota and Page Brake are in different brackets with the possibility of playing for the tournament championship Sunday.