Former Ole Miss Rebel smacks first Major League home run

Published 7:53 am Thursday, July 6, 2023

Former Ole Miss Rebel baseball standout hit his first Major League Baseball home run Tuesday in his rookie season with the Houston Astros.

Grae Kessinger hit the home run in the bottom of the third inning to put the first run on the scoreboard as the Astros went on to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Tuesday.

Kessinger’s Fourth of July home run gave the Astros the early lead.

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The Oxford, Mississippi, native was drafted by the Astros in 2019. He was first called up to the official, 40-man roster on June 5.

He got his first Major League hit on June 11.