Written by Dave Dulberg, USC blog contributor
At any level of professional baseball, a hitter's first long ball is a big deal. We are happy to pass along news that former USC second baseman Joe De Pinto got to experience that moment last night.
De Pinto, who was drafted by the Chicago White Sox earlier this month in the twenty-first round, only signed his big league contract two weeks ago.
Playing currently for the Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox Rookie Ball team), De Pinto hit a two-run, first inning shot in the team's 12-5 loss Wednesday night against the Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks' Rookie Ball Team). In his first nine games, De Pinto is hitting a modest .289 with a team-high six RBIs.
Ironically, another member of the Trojan family got to call the home run shot. Alum Jared Sandler, a former USC baseball manager and USCTrojans.com broadcaster , is currently the play-by-play man for the Voyagers.
Congrats to both Joe and Jared on continuing to showcase their talents at the next level!