Lindor shows off jets with Classic Little League homer
MIAMI -- What should’ve been a routine single turned into mayhem at loanDepot park.
In the fifth inning of Puerto Rico's eventual 5-2 win over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, Francisco Lindor lined a single into center field off right-hander Yimi Garcia. The ball should’ve hopped in front of Julio Rodríguez for a one-out single.
Instead, Rodríguez misplayed the ball. It rolled all the way to the wall in center, allowing Lindor to go on one of his most memorable trips around the bases of his life. He ran 15.70 seconds from home-to-home, scoring without a throw after Ketel Marte bobbled the relay.
After touching home plate, Lindor launched his helmet up to the roof. He was mobbed by his teammates as if they were playing in the backyard as kids. It was the most appropriate way to celebrate a Little League home run.
The trip around the bases was celebrated by a loud Puerto Rican crowd in attendance. It also gave Puerto Rico a four-run lead at the time.