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Riley's 3 homers back stingy Allard for Stripers

May 13, 2018

The Braves caught a glimpse of their future on Sunday afternoon as top prospects Austin Riley and Kolby Allard unleashed their outstanding potential for Triple-A Gwinnett.Riley, MLB Pipeline's No. 77 overall prospect, blasted three home runs and collected a staggering eight RBIs in a 4-for-5 performance against the Norfolk Tides.

The Braves caught a glimpse of their future on Sunday afternoon as top prospects Austin Riley and Kolby Allard unleashed their outstanding potential for Triple-A Gwinnett.
Riley, MLB Pipeline's No. 77 overall prospect, blasted three home runs and collected a staggering eight RBIs in a 4-for-5 performance against the Norfolk Tides. The Braves' No. 8 prospect was recently called up to Gwinnett on Monday and has quickly made his presence felt.
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His first home run came in the first inning off Norfolk pitcher Matt Wotherspoon. The homer traveled 373 feet and had a 105 mph exit velocity.
Riley connected with his second home run in the fifth inning and finished off his trio of homers in grand fashion as he clubbed an eighth-inning grand slam to cap the Stripers 10-0 win over the Tides.

His offensive outburst provided Allard with plenty of run support, even if the Braves' No. 6 prospect didn't need it. Allard went eight innings and didn't allow a run. He scattered two hits around eight strikeouts and one walk. MLB Pipeline's No. 54 overall prospects threw 105 pitches, 74 for strikes, as he moved to 3-1 on the season.

Jaylon Thompson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Atlanta. Follow him on Twitter at @jaylonthompson.