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Fargo South baseball player with Down syndrome gets varsity hit

What was already an exciting game at U.S. Bank stadium for the Fargo South Bruins and Perham Yellowjackets baseball teams was made even more special thanks to one player and his first varsity hits.

What was already an exciting game at U.S. Bank stadium for the Fargo South Bruins and Perham Yellowjackets baseball teams was made even more special thanks to one player and his first varsity hits.

Seventeen-year old Alec Penney's dream has been to get a hit for the Bruins varsity baseball team.

Just seven games into the season that dream is now a reality.

With a laugh as contagious as Alec Penney's, it's hard not to smile.

"He's a super kid, love him to death. He loves to talk, have fun and joke around." says his coach Donn Bryant.

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He's arguably one of the most loved players on the Bruins baseball team.

"Been a really fun guy to have around. Great teammate to us." says his teammate Jacob Honl.

Alec has Down syndrome and hadn't had a chance to play yet for the varsity team.

He was announced as a designated hitter.

"When I got the first hit. I was happy." says Alec.

When Alec was up to bat he had not one, but two hits.

Even scoring a run on one of them.

It's not just the Bruins who are still celebrating.

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"Definitely was the most rewarding part for me." says Ian Christiansen, a pitcher for Perham.

Perham pitchers Elias Hoffman and Ian Christiansen didn't get the chance to meet the star player after the game.  

So they drove from Perham to the Bruins practice to get a picture with the superstar.

Alec's mom wrote the Perham Pitchers a letter thanking them for being a part of Alec's special moment.

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