Alex Rodriguez’s Nephew Slams 8 Home Runs in a Row in High School Tournament | Bleacher Report
We imagine suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is mighty proud of his 18-year-old nephew, who managed to hit a remarkable eight home runs in consecutive at-bats recently.
When it comes to stroking baseballs to all corners of the field, it's very much "like uncle, like nephew."
The Miami Herald's Ruben Palacios reports that Joe Dunand, a Miami Gulliver Prep senior, was absolutely red hot during the Horizon National Tournament, which took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., over the weekend:
In five games, Gulliver went 4-1 and Dunand batted a head-turning .833 (10 for 12) at the plate with nine home runs. Inexplicably, opposing pitchers kept throwing him balls to hit and Dunand did just that — his last eight swings were all home runs.
Despite the offensive explosion, Gulliver finished third in the tournament. However, for what may soon be an official record-breaking performance, Palacios also reported that coaches gave Dunand the MVP award before the championship game, which seems like the right decision from where we are sitting.