Mendick connects for first Major League home run

Former Pittsford Mendon and Monroe CC star Danny Mendick finished 2-for-5 on Sunday and hit his first major league home run, a solo shot in the fifth inning. (Photo: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

By PAUL GOTHAM

Danny Mendick connected on a fifth inning solo shot for his first career major league home run, Sunday afternoon.

The former Pittsford Mendon and Monroe Community College star sent a 3-1 Jaime Barria slider into left field as part of a 5-1 Chicago White Sox victory.

 


Mendick, hitting second in the lineup, finished 2-for-5 on the day with two runs scored. He hit a one-out single in the first inning.

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Mendick collected his first major-league, a bunt single, on Thursday when he had a 2-for-4 that day.

 


In three games played with Chicago, Mendick is hitting .357 (5-for-14). On Sunday, he played shortstop and was a part of two double plays. He has also manned third base and second. during his brief time with the White Sox.

Sunday’s home run was also Medick’s first career RBI at the major league level.

Danny Mendick batted second in the Chicago White Sox lineup on Sunday and played shortstop. In three games at the major league level, he has played one each at short, second and third base. (Photo: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

The last Section V alumnus to hit a major league home run was former Brockport Blue Devil, Andy Parrino who finished with two round trippers over 131 games played in the Bigs. Parrino went yard for the first time in 2012 as a member of the San Diego Padres. He later connected as a member of the Oakland A’s in 2014.

A 22nd round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Mendick hit .364 during his sophomore season at Monroe CC. He scored 42 runs and finished with a fielding percentage of .981 (216 chances) to earn Region III All-Conference honors.

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Mendick went on to UMass-Lowell where he helped the River Hawks make the transition to Division I baseball. As a senior, he led UMass-Lowell in RBI (30), doubles (16), total bases (71) and slugging (.455). He was one of 47 finalists for the Brooks Wallace Division I Shortstop of the Year award. He was named first-team All America East.

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