Listen to this awesome story about a young fan who 'assisted' with Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson's homers
Hunter Gillett showed off his D-backs gear with pride as he was interviewed by FOX Sports Arizona on Tuesday night, sharing an incredible story about his special moments with Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson.
Prior to the D-backs' 8-4 win over the Phillies, Avila asked Hunter to choose a bat out of three he was holding to use that night. Well, Avila went 3-for-4 with a home run. Hunter also took a photo with Dyson's bat. He too hit a home run.
STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND LISTEN TO THIS: Alex Avila asked 9yo @Dbacks fan Hunter Gillett to pick out the bat he would use tonight. Hunter also took a photo with Jarrod Dyson’s bat before the game. Both of those guys have homered and Avila has 3 hits!! pic.twitter.com/u1Pr2Trjmk— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) April 25, 2018
Hunter was in Philadelphia with his dad to consult with physicians on reconstructive surgeries for his hip dysplacia, according to FOX Sports Arizona. Hunter and his father also reported it was "no longer a scary trip to prepare for major surgery," thanks to baseball.
And the best news? Avila signed the bat and gave it to Hunter.