Archive for Sunday, July 11, 2004

Baty belts first pro homer

July 11, 2004


Former Kansas University baseball standout Ryan Baty hit his first professional home run when the Hudson Valley Renegades thumped the New Jersey Cardinals, 10-3, Friday night at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y.

In just his third game after beginning the season on the disabled list, Baty slugged a two-run home run during a seven-run third inning for the Class A farm team of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

"After a month on the DL, it was a good feeling," Baty told the Poughkeepsie Journal. "My focus right now is to keep things simple."

Baty suffered a concussion after being beaned during an extended spring training game in early June in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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