Brandon Lowe, the former Maryland Terrapin and current second baseman of the Tampa Bay Rays, homered in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 2015 3rd-round draft pick ambushed a fastball from Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin and sent the ball over the wall in left-center field at Globe Life Field to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. Lowe’s home run ultimately went 410 feet with an exit velocity of 106 MPH.


Lowe has been mired in a slump throughout the postseason as he entered Game 2 hitting just .133 in the postseason. This go-ahead bomb might help rejuvenate what had been a fantastic 2020 for the all-star. 

With his first-inning home run, he became the first former Maryland Terrapin to hit a home run in the World Series since 1942.