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Alumnus Jerry Sands Continues Blasting Opposition

Dodgers prospect homers for third straight game, plates three

By Robert Emrich / Special to MLB.com - One stop away from the Majors, Jerry Sands has wasted no time in showing he's ready. Sands homered for the third straight game and plated three runs as the Isotopes defeated the I-Cubs, 6-5, in 10 innings on Monday. Sands, who finished 2-for-3, proved to be a timely contributor to the offense, giving Albuquerque a 2-1 lead with a two-run blast in the sixth inning. With the score in the seventh, 3-3, the New York native lofted a sacrifice fly to center field, breaking the tie for the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate.

Making the jump to the Pacific Coast League, Sands has gotten off to a fast start, batting .421 with nine RBIs in five games. He thinks the key has been not letting other factors affect his time in the batter's box.

"I'm just trying to grasp what these Triple-A pitchers are doing and staying with my approach, Sands said. "It's a nice park to hit in, but you have to stay with your approach, staying the other way and staying on balls."

The 23-year-old outfielder has been a source of offense since being selected in the 25th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. Sands was the Dodgers' Minor League Player of the Year after batting .301 with 35 homers and 93 RBIs in 137 games between Class A Great Lakes and Double-A Chattanooga. In 2009, the Catawba College product went deep 19 times in 73 games between the short-season Pioneer League and the Midwest League. Sands went into 2010 looking to prove himself as a top prospect. Read more...

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Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

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Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

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Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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