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On Aug 25, Matt Bouchard hit his first professional home run in Vermont with his mother and father in attendance.

It was his father’s birthday, too.

“I was happy to finally get one under my belt, but my father was thrilled,” said East Greenwich, Rhode Island native. “He said it was the best birthday present he ever got. They drove five hours [from Rhode Island] to come see me, so it felt really good to send them home happy.”

The homer was certainly the punctuation mark on what has turned out to be a great season for Bouchard, who is hitting .379 since the All-Star break.

Despite making his father’s day, Bouchard may have had an ulterior motive in smashing his first homer, a line drive, two-run shot that sailed over the left field wall like it had an appointment with the ground on the other side.

“I told him I wanted the present I bought him back since he was so happy with the homer,” said Bouchard with a smile. “He wouldn’t give it back though.”

Updated 4:32 pm, July 9, 2018
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