Bynum crushes first college HR, bumps average to .329

April 8, 2015

Scooter Bynum baseball

Scooter Bynum

Hitting the long ball isn’t really his game, but Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks can knock it out of the park.

The freshman center fielder hit his first home run for Arizona Western College during a 14-3 win over Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.

“It felt great to get my first home run as a college player but that’s not what I swing for,” Bynum told me. “I swing for the team and the situation we are in.”

The former Alaska player of the year out of Monroe Catholic High hit a two-run shot over the center field fence for his only hit in three at-bats. The game lasted only five innings.

Bynum raised his batting average to .329 in 41 games.

He ranks No. 1 on the team with 8 stolen bases, second with 22 walks and 31 runs and third with 29 RBIs and a .451 on-base percentage.

Bynum is batting .500 since March 7 [28-for-56].