Catcher Clint Coulter, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect, hit two homers Monday to tie Class A Wisconsin's franchise record with 22 home runs this season. It wasn't enough to lead the Timber Rattlers to victory, however, and they lost, 11-5, at Beloit.
Coulter homered in his first two plate appearances of the game and finished the day 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs. He now shares Wisconsin's home run record with Khris Davis and Victor Roache, the Brewers' No. 9 prospect. Davis set the record in 2010 and Roache matched it last year.
While the Timber Rattlers ended the regular season with a loss to fall to 72-67, they had already qualified for the Midwest League playoffs. Wisconsin will begin the playoffs Wednesday at home against Kane County at 6:35 p.m. CT.
Coulter finished the regular season hitting .287/.410/.520 in 126 games. His .930 OPS led the Midwest League and he tied for the league's home run crown. Last week, he was named to the Midwest League's postseason All-Star team as the designated hitter.
Coulter, the 27th overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, came back strong this year after a disappointing 2013. Injuries limited him to 70 games at three levels of the Minor Leagues and he hit a combined .244/.314/.400 with seven home runs in his first full professional season.