Bengals' Barry Ties State Home Run Record
Oak Forest senior slugger Tim Barry belted four homers on Wednesday and hopes to hit the record-breaker today at home.
Tim Barry’s quest to become the state’s all-time leading home run hitter moved to the fast track Wednesday.
The Oak Forest slugger belted four homers in the Bengals' doubleheader sweep of T.F. North in Calumet City, moving him into a tie for the Illinois high school career record of 49, which had been held by Curtis Parrish of Odin.
The record-breaker could come today when Oak Forest hosts Argo at 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Barry is so eager to break the record at home, he bunted—for a single—in his last at-bat Wednesday. He went 5-for-8 in the two games as the Bengals roared to 21-7 and 15-4 victories.
The Bengals are scheduled to play their next three games at home, including today’s showdown with Argo. They’ll host Bremen on Friday and Crete-Monee on Saturday.
Here’s a video profile of Barry from several weeks ago.
Bengals (and Barry) fans are showing their support on a Facebook page dedicated to Barry's quest to topple the record.