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Kyle Parker Drives In Seven, Scores Winning Run On Wild Pitch For Rockies' Low-A Team

Back in January, Kyle Parker had a decision to make: return to Clemson for another year of football and lose a portion of his signing bonus or commit fully to the Rockies and pass up football. He chose the latter and now plays for the Rockies' Low-A team, the Asheville Tourists.

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In the first game of the season, Parker struck out looking and swinging, got hit by a pitch and had a ground out. He got off to a slow start after that, but started to pick things up a week or so later. Then he was out the last few days with the flu. But he came back with a vengeance on Friday night.

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Parker went 4-for-6 with three runs scored, a double, a grand slam (his first home run of the season) and seven total RBI. He started the bottom of the ninth with a single and moved over to third on a double. Lakewood's Tyler Knigge threw a wild pitch that allowed Parker to score the game-winning run, 13-12.

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Parker now had 14 hits in 34 at-bats (.412) and 11 RBI. It appears that he's finding a groove with a wood bat right about now.

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