Junction City’s Nick Heath gets first major league hit


PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 04: Nick Heath #73 of the Kansas City Royals walks through the dugout prior to a spring training game against the San Diego Padres on March 04, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNT) – Junction City native Nick Heath got his first major league hit for the Royals Thursday in their 13-2 win against the Cubs. Heath drove in a run with a double off Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood in the third inning.

Heath batted ninth in the Royals lineup playing center field.

He was called up by the team last week.

Heath finished the game 1 for 4 with 1 RBI, 1 run, and 1 walk. He also made a catch on the warning track to end the game in the 9th inning.

After the game, Heath told KSNT Sports, “I ended up getting to second base and then that’s kind of when it all hit me, that was my first hit, so kind of had to celebrate a little bit, then it’s get back to business until the game was over with.” 

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