Sheets hits first Big League Grand Slam

June 10, 2024
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Gavin Sheets

A major league baseball player with close local ties hit is first grand slam Saturday night  for the Chicago White Sox.

Right fielder  Gavin Sheets, whose mother is Sharon Lusby, daughter of Gene and JoAnne Lusby and nephew of Mark Lusby of Lusby’s Appliances of Pocomoke City, came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox and hit the first pitch deep into the right field stands, scoring 4 RBIs and sending the White Sox to a 5-1 lead.

The home run measured 399 ft. The White Sox ended up defeating Boston by a final score of 6-1.

Gavin’s father Larry Sheets played several seasons for the Orioles and Detroit. Sheets has spent a lot of time at his grandparents home over the years and often talks to school and youth groups during his off season visits.

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