It’s a rare sight to see an inside-the-park home run, and it’s even more rare for it to be done by someone wearing a State College Spikes’ uniform.
Making a little history has earned Danny Martin Spike of the Week honors.
The second baseman hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer in a 7-5 win against the Connecticut Tigers on Friday. His drive to the left-center field gap allowed him to become just the fourth Spike in the franchise’s 10-year history to round the bases on a hit. Barrett Barnes was the last Spike to achieve the feat in 2012.
He played in two games last week, going 3 for 8 with two RBIs and scoring two runs.
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The 20-year-old from Escondido, Calif., was a 24th-round draft pick out of Azusa Pacific University by the St. Louis Cardinals last month. He’s batting .308 with six RBIs, a double and two triples this season.