In early January the Milwaukee Brewers signed former Missoula PaddleHead star outfielder Lamar Sparks to a Minor League contract. The former fifth round 2017 draft pick found himself out of MiLB ball after multiple injuries and tragedies that included surgeries to address his labrum and shoulder as well as sustaining multiple facial fractures after being hit in the face with a 94 MPH fastball. Today, during a spring training game, he hit a walk off for the Brew Crew.
Former Missoula PaddleHeads star outfielder Lamar Sparks walks off a Milwaukee Brewers spring training game.
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This moment was made possible by a Brewers ninth inning rally. In order to tie the game up, Jon Singleton hit a single to right field. With the game tied at 3-3, Lamar Sparks came up to bat.
Sparks wasted no time as he swung at the first pitch of the at-bat and Cincinnati Reds infielder Nick Quintana was unable to handle it. This resulted in a walk off win for the Brewers!
At 24 years old, Sparks will be looking to continue his development within the Brewers organization this year. With the Missoula PaddleHead’s last year he hit for a .399 average, 18 home runs, and 85 RBI.
The Brewers have a ton of intriguing outfield prospects and Lamar Sparks is another one to add to that list.
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