Salt Lake Bees: Fontana Wins MiLB Top Home Run Award

November 1, 2017 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Salt Lake Bees

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SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 1, 2017) - Bees infielder Nolan Fontana's walkoff inside-the-park home run was selected as the best home run in Minor League Baseball during the 2017 season. Fontana won a fan vote for the MiLBY on

With the game tied at 4 in the 11th inning, Fontana slapped a line drive to the left field gap on the first pitch of the inning. Iowa outfielders Mark Zagunis and John Andreoli collided, allowing Fontana to complete the first walkoff inside-the-park home run in Salt Lake franchise history.

The home run came as a memorable end to the Bees annual Park The Park Pink Night. Players wore black and pink jerseys that featured names of donors, cancer victims and survivors. Jersey and t-shirt sales, combined with donations from Swing For Life, raised $33,800 dollars for Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The 2018 Salt Lake Bees season begins on Thursday, April 5 at Smith's Ballpark against the Albuquerque Isotopes. A full 2018 schedule is available now at

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