Spring Swing: Newman Catholic, NIACC product Bryce Ball homers for Atlanta Braves in spring training

Atlanta Braves' Bryce Ball follows through on a home run in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The slugger homered in his first at-bat Wednesday in the Braves' spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Posted: Feb 26, 2020 1:13 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2020 2:43 PM

Newman Catholic and NIACC product Bryce Ball made quite an impression in a spring training game with the Atlanta Braves. 

The slugger homered in his first at-bat Wednesday in the Braves' spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Ball, who is 6-foot-6, 235 pounds and was playing as the designated hitter, homered in the third inning to left-centerfield. He walked in his second at-bat.

Ball hit 17 home runs in 62 games in the minor leagues during his first season of pro ball in 2019.

He was a 24th-round draft pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 20573

Reported Deaths: 878
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin6918534
Ramsey231697
Stearns192312
Nobles14572
Anoka116455
Dakota105935
Olmsted55110
Washington50626
Kandiyohi4541
Clay36623
Rice3652
Scott3462
Wright2401
Sherburne2081
Todd1970
Benton1662
Carver1612
Mower1501
Steele1400
Martin1245
Blue Earth1121
St. Louis11113
Pine850
Freeborn840
Winona7715
Carlton730
Nicollet683
Cottonwood620
Polk582
Otter Tail550
Itasca527
Goodhue522
Watonwan500
Chisago481
Dodge430
Meeker420
Crow Wing421
Le Sueur411
Chippewa400
Jackson390
Morrison380
Murray350
Becker320
Lyon310
Douglas290
McLeod260
Isanti250
Waseca240
Rock210
Unassigned199
Fillmore171
Mille Lacs161
Wabasha160
Swift150
Sibley120
Beltrami120
Wilkin113
Norman110
Kanabec111
Cass113
Faribault110
Brown112
Pipestone100
Marshall80
Pennington70
Pope70
Aitkin60
Wadena60
Yellow Medicine50
Koochiching50
Lincoln50
Mahnomen51
Renville50
Lac qui Parle30
Red Lake30
Big Stone30
Redwood30
Traverse30
Grant20
Houston20
Clearwater20
Hubbard10
Kittson10
Lake10
Roseau10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 17227

Reported Deaths: 456
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk3714108
Woodbury255524
Black Hawk167639
Linn92775
Marshall86611
Dallas84914
Johnson5987
Muscatine54339
Wapello5004
Crawford4772
Tama39023
Louisa3347
Scott3319
Dubuque31916
Jasper25616
Buena Vista2310
Pottawattamie2106
Sioux1990
Washington1798
Allamakee1184
Wright1170
Plymouth1080
Warren1060
Story941
Poweshiek888
Bremer676
Henry611
Clinton601
Boone540
Des Moines531
Mahaska526
Cedar451
Guthrie433
Taylor370
Benton371
Jones360
Monroe334
Iowa320
Clarke320
Osceola320
Shelby310
Buchanan310
Clayton303
Marion290
Webster271
Fayette260
Hamilton260
Madison241
Monona230
Cerro Gordo221
Lee220
Winneshiek210
Davis200
Lyon190
Grundy190
Harrison190
Floyd181
Jefferson150
Cherokee150
Butler150
Mills140
Delaware140
Humboldt130
Sac130
Greene130
Keokuk130
Hardin130
Howard120
Hancock120
Appanoose123
Audubon111
Jackson110
Cass110
Ida100
Page100
Clay100
Winnebago100
Carroll90
Van Buren80
Franklin80
Dickinson80
Adair80
Chickasaw80
Kossuth70
Emmet70
Lucas60
Montgomery60
Union60
Adams50
Ringgold40
Fremont40
Pocahontas40
Mitchell40
Palo Alto30
Worth30
Unassigned30
Calhoun20
Wayne10
Decatur00
Rochester
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Mason City
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Austin
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Charles City
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
Storms a brewin'
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Community Events