Video: Top prospect leads nation in home runsWatch Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) outfielder Jordon Adell blast five home runs in two games.
of Ballard (Louisville, Ky.)
has run away from the rest of the nation's top home run hitters with an explosive week at the plate.
Rated as the nation's No. 1 outfield prospect and a sure first-round draft pick in the June's Major League Baseball draft, Adell belted five home runs over two games to move from a tie for first place to a convincing lead in the national home run race. The five-homer binge gives him 21 for the season.
Adell went 2-for-3 with two home runs and six RBIs in a 12-5 win over Oldham County on May 2. He followed that performance with a 3-for-3 effort the next day that included three home runs and six more RBIs in an 8-4 win over Kentucky Country Day.
His 21 round trippers rank fourth-best in state history for a single season. The Kentucky state record is 29 by Shon Walker of Harrison County in 1992.
Ballard (22-8) has six more regular-season games before heading into the postseason.