Batboy with Down syndrome hits heartwarming home run on Senior Night

Prior to a Senior Night game against Boise, Idaho, rival Centennial High, Timberline's Eddie Gordon called his shot. Asked if he planned on hitting a home run against the Patriots, he said quite simply, "Yeah."

Sure enough, Gordon, who has Down syndrome, lived up to his Ruthian prediction. After serving as batboy for Timberline each of the past two seasons, "Fast" Eddie found himself atop the Wolves lineup for the baseball team's final home game of the regular season, according to local media reports.

While skeptics may say Gordon received a few too many pitches or his dribbler rolled foul, what took place on the Timberline baseball diamond on Monday night was nothing short of a home run.

Wolves coach Larry Price rightfully praised his Centennnial counterpart Brian Champion for joining the effort, and Price and his players handled the entire afternoon to heartwarming perfection. From the team's pregame excitement to Price's touching hug and the "Rudy"-like celebration at home plate, a job well done.

As Price told NWCN-TV, "He is part of the family," and that is truly evident in this Idaho Statesman video.

(h/t Bob's Blitz)