Milgram Mustang first baseman Dylan Christie had a Sunday to remember in late April.
The William Jewell junior hit five home runs in five at-bats in a double-header with Missouri S&T on April 25.
He finished the weekend four-game series with Missouri S&T going eight-for 14 with six home runs, 10 RBIs, a double and 10 runs scored.
And his long ball highlights got him the No. 4 spot on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 on April 25.
The Shawnee Mission South High School graduate said that his batting practice before the game wasn’t very good.
The six-foot, five-inch, 235-pound Christie played basketball and baseball at SM South. The same school his dad, Dan, played baseball for the Raiders.
He was humble about his big doubleheader for the Cardinals.
“ESPN got a hold of the video and it was featured on Sports Center’s Top 10, so from there it really took off,” he said. “It’s been good for the most part, many people have reached out to me to congratulate me and that’s been awesome.”
And being spotlighted on national TV has been taught some lessons.
“Mostly to stay humble,” he said. “It has been a very humbling experience and just to keep with it and not to get content just because I had one good weekend.”
His father Dan Christie played for the Milgram Mustangs, so it was almost a given that son Dylan would play for the team.
And he has had a good first two years with the Mustangs.
In 2014, he helped the Mustangs to the Ban Johnson League championship. He led the league with four home runs and he was eighth in hitting at .359.
The 2015 season saw the big first baseman tied for fourth in the league with 15 RBIs.
“The highlights of my (Ban Johnson League) career have been winning the championship a couple of years ago, having the opportunity to play at Kauffman Stadium in the All-Star Game and winning the home run award a couple of years ago,” he said.
Speaking of playing professional baseball, the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is underway.
“I’ve been told scouts know who I am and if it happens (drafted) then that’s great and if not, then I am going to keep having fun and playing the game.”