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Two grand slam, 10-RBI outing was just 'one of those nights' for Smithfield-Selma High grad Jerry Sands

Jerry Sands called it “just one of those nights.” And he’s right if you consider things that has only happened five times in the 109-year history of the Pacific Coast League “one of those nights.”

Sands, a Smithfield-Selma High School graduate who spent part of the 2011 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit two grand slams in a game Sunday night for the Albuquerque Isotopes and drove in 10 runs in the Isotopes’ doubleheader sweep of Nashville.

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Jerry Sands back with Dodgers

Smithfield-Selma High graduate Jerry Sands has rejoined the Los Angeles Dodgers active roster. The Wilson's Mills native got the call up when MLB rosters were expanded to 40 players.

Sands hit .200 in 41 games during his first stint with the Dodgers with 2 home runs and 17 RBIs. He spent the summer in Triple-A, hitting 29 home runs in just 94 games.

He has yet to make a plate appearance since rejoining the Dodgers.

Mudcats/Local Minor League Notebook: Jacksonville in town; Phipps promoted to Triple-A

Minor League Baseball news around the Carolina Mudcats and updates on Johnston County natives Jerry Sands and Chris Archer.

Jerry Sands breaks through in power department, hits grand slam for Dodgers

Through the first 25 games of his Major League career, Wilson's Mills native Jerry Sands had shown plenty of promise but not much of the power that made him such an offensive force during his days at Smithfield-Selma High School and in the Minor Leagues.

After breaking through with his first career home run last Saturday night in Chicago, Sands became the first Dodger to hit a grand slam this season in a 5-4 Los Angeles win over Houston on Tuesday night.

Sands has best night as a Dodger so far

Former Smithfield-Selma High star Jerry Sands, a rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had the first three-hit night of his career Monday in Miami. Sands had hits in each of his first three at bats, including a double and an RBI single, and finished the night 3-for-4.

He's hitting .233 through eight games with the Dodgers, playing in all but one of LA's games since his call up.

Sands debuts with Dodgers, doubles in first at bat

Former Smithfield-Selma High star and Wilson's Mills resident Jerry Sands made his Major League debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night and doubled in his first career at bat. He drove home a run on a sacrifice fly in his second at bat.

Jerry Sands to start 2011 season with Dodgers Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque

Wilson's Mills native Jerry Sands will be with the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque, N.M., to start the 2011 Minor League Baseball season.

Raynor, Sands still in big league camps; Archer optioned to Durham Bulls' roster

Johnston County natives John Raynor and Jerry Sands are both still in big league camp with the Florida Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers, respectively with less than 10 days before the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball season.

Three Johnston County prospects headed to big league camps this spring

Three Johnston County natives will be in Major League camps as preparations for the 2011 pro baseball season begins.

John Raynor of Benson is in camp with the Florida Marlins in Jupiter, Fla. Raynor, a 27-year-old outfielder, started the 2010 season on the Pirates' major league roster but was optioned back to the Marlins under Rule V draft guidelines and spent the rest of the 2010 season at Triple-A New Orleans. The South Johnston High graduate battled a groin injury that kept him out of the lineup for nearly two months.

Sands gets invite to Dodgers' Major League camp

Former Smithfield-Selma High School standout Jerry Sands is one of 15 non-roster invitees to the Dodgers' Major League spring training camp, the Dodgers have announced on their website.

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