Because he has Down Syndrome, Alec Penney, of South Fargo, N.D., doesn’t get to play much on the Fargo South High School baseball team. He’s never gotten a chance to hit.
But when the squad took on the Perham, Minn., team at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday in a non-conference game, Penney, 17, was penciled in as the designated hitter.
So he hit. Of course.
Alas, Perham beat Fargo South 4-to-3.
Alec got two hits and scored a run.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.