Rigo Gutierrez didn't get to make the trip to see his son, Eric, play in the College World Series.
Rigo Gutierrez didn’t get to make the trip to see his son, Eric, play in the College World Series.
So, when Eric, Texas Tech’s first baseman, was invited to participate in the College Home Run Derby in Omaha, he had an epiphany.
He was going to have his dad pitch to him.
“He didn’t get to watch it here in Omaha, so I was like, ‘You know what, Dad? Let’s go have some fun,” Gutierrez said.
And looking at the numbers, the two had more fun than anyone else at the derby Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.