Yahoo – Miami Gulliver Prep senior Joe Dunand accomplished something with the bat even his famous uncle never could. In fact, it’s tough to think of anyone anywhere matching his remarkable hitting performance. At this weekend’s Horizon National Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dunand — the 18-year-old nephew of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez — finished 10-for-12 at the plate with nine home runs, including round-trippers on his final eight swings, according to the Miami Herald. If confirmed by the National Federation of State High School Associations, Dunand’s performance would shatter the national prep record of six straight at-bats with a home run held by six high school players. “It’s the most unbelievable thing,” Gulliver coach Javier Rodriguez, a 2002 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim draft pick, told the paper. “I’ve never seen anything like that. It looked like a video game at one point. It didn’t matter what they were trying to throw him, everything was gone. … “I hope he continues what he was doing out here, but nothing is going to top this. Not even if he is a major-league 15-year All-Star, he won’t be able to top this.” Gulliver Prep finished 4-1 against some of the nation’s top high school teams at the prestigious tournament, including a pair of games against nationally ranked Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton. For his effort, Dunand captured Offensive MVP honors as his team placed third. “I was surprised, but I wasn’t complaining,” Dunand told the Miami Herald. “I was just letting it happen. I was seeing the ball very well. I just hit it and it kept going every time.”
10 for 12, 9 home runs, 8 yack jobs on 8 straight swings. Prettay, prettay good. Also won MVP while coming in 3rd place, very similar to his Uncle ‘Bole. I wonder if he’s into hermaphrodites like Arod is, too.