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Astros Prospect’s First Home Run Of Season Caught By His Dad

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File photo of a minor league baseball game. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

File photo of a minor league baseball game. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

DAVENPORT, Iowa (CBS Houston/AP) — A 22-year-old Houston Astros prospect’s first home run of the season was caught by a familiar fan: his father.

Quad Cities first baseman Conrad Gregor launched a go-ahead, three-run shot in the sixth inning of the Class-A River Bandits’ 5-2 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday night. A fan beyond the fence in right-center field caught the ball and proudly waved his arms. Turns out it was Gregor’s father, Marty.

The Quad City Times reported that Gregor’s parents made the five-hour drive from Carmel, Indiana, to attend the River Bandits’ weekend series.

“When I got back to the dugout,” Gregor said, “I heard he made a pretty good catch.”

Gregor added: “He may have to watch every game from out there. It’s a little unbelievable, but I’m glad my parents were here to see it.”

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