As unbelievable as it sounds, that’s exactly what happened this past weekend when 18 year old Joe Dunand, the nephew of Alex Rodriguez, went 10-12 in the Horizon National Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Of those ten hits, nine of them were home runs and eight came on his last eight swings.
While confirmation from the National Federation of State High School Associations is still pending, the 6’2″ 195 lb. shortstop and third baseman will, of course, shatter the old record of six straight dingers held by multiple high school players.
Just how amazing a feat is that? Considering that his Uncle A-Rod, even while on PEDs never hit more than five home runs over a four game span, we would say that’s pretty outstanding!
“I hope he continues what he was doing out here, but nothing is going to top this. Not even if he is a major-league 15-year All-Star, he won’t be able to top this,” said his coach at Gulliver Prep School located in Miami, Florida. Dunand, ranked 160th among prep prospects, will go on to N.C. State where a scholarship awaits him. After that, assuming that he can sustain his power hitting and fielding, it should not be long before the major leagues come calling.