Red-hot O'Neill has been ablaze for Bakersfield

Bakersfield Blaze hitter Tyler O'Neill watches the ball go out of the park after he hit a homerun in the first inning against the High Desert Mavericks, Tuesday.

July was, by Bakersfield’s standards, fairly mild: Temperatures broke the century mark just eight days during the past month, compared with 20 such July days a year ago. But while city residents might have received a little break from the heat, Bakersfield Blaze outfielder Tyler O’Neill offered no respite to opposing pitchers — in the California League or otherwise.

Most of his teammates are having a rather forgettable year at the plate. O’Neill, a third-round pick of the Blaze’s parent club, the Seattle Mariners, in 2013, has been on fire. The Canadian,

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