Cody Kidd Breaks B-W’s Career Triples Record

Senior center fielder Cody Kidd broke the school record for triples in a career during the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader against Malone University at Heritage Field.

The Yellow Jackets trailed Malone by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning when Kidd drove in pinch runner Ben Stoper from first base with the 12th triple of his career. The record-breaking three-bagger put the tying run 90 feet from the plate, but the Jackets couldn’t bring it home before their last out, and they lost 13-12.

The record that Kidd eclipsed yesterday had been held for 20 years by another great center fielder, Erik Young ’89, who hustled out 11 three-base hits during his hall of fame career.

Kidd had already set one new record this year when he was hit by a pitch for the 20th time in his career during the Jackets’ spring trip to Winter Haven, Fla. Now, with four triples on the season, he’s just one shy of setting another one. The speedy leadoff hitter is also on the verge of breaking the career record for runs scored, and he’s closing in on the marks for hits, singles and stolen bases.

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