A-Rod's nephew hits 8 homers on 8 swings during prep tourney

Apr 1, 7:15 PM

Alex Rodriguez may be sidelined for the entire 2014 campaign while he serves a suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, but another member of his family is grabbing headlines at the high school baseball level.

Joe Dunand Jr., a senior at Gulliver Prep in Miami and A-Rod's nephew, went 10-for-12 with nine home runs, including eight straight long balls in a five-game tournament over the weekend.

The eight consecutive homers is a new National Federation of State High School Associations record, shattering the previous mark of six.

Dunand Jr. is set to graduate this year and already has a big-league frame, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 195 pounds.

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Brad Penner