Former Gael Jensen makes big splash at Triple-A HR Derby

Former Saint Mary’s baseball player Kyle Jensen kept his torching summer going on Monday when he finished runner-up in the 2016 Triple-A Home Run Derby in Charlotte.

Jensen, who had a record-setting June for the Reno Aces and earned a spot on the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, launched 26 home runs in the first two rounds to get to the final against Chris Marrero of the Pawtucket Red Sox. Jensen hit an impressive 17 more long balls in the final, but Marrero topped him with 18 to take the title.

Kyle Jensen 2016 Triple-A HR Derby
(Photo by Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer)

“If you go first, you have to set the bar high. That’s what I did, but the other guy just went on a freaking tear. It was fun to watch” — Former SMC baseball player Kyle Jensen

See photos from Monday’s Home Run Derby by clicking here. Read more about Jensen’s hot summer by clicking here. Jensen will play in the 29th annual Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday at BB&T Ballpark. The game will be televised live on MLB Network.

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