Former Towson Tiger Richie Palacios Makes Triumphant Return to Baltimore With Two Home Runs


Orioles Park at Camden Yards. (Photo Credit: Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

TOWSON - Former Towson Tigers Baseball star Richie Palacios hit two home runs in his highly anticipated return to Baltimore on Tuesday.

Playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Palacios hit two solo home runs, contributing to the Cardinals' 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Palacios had a perfect day at the plate, going 2-for-3. His two home runs came in the fourth inning off Orioles pitcher John Means and in the seventh inning off reliever Jorge Lopez.

Palacios' played for the Tigers from 2016 to 2018, earning accolades and setting records along the way. During his final year at Towson in 2018, he hit .301, scored 56 runs, and knocked in 31 RBIs over 55 games. Notably, he was one of only two players in Division I baseball with over 50 walks, 50 runs scored, and 25 stolen bases in that year.

In his first year at Towson in 2016, Palacios made history by becoming the first Tiger named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Year, setting school records for hits and stolen bases by a first-year student.

Palacios has been turning heads with a .317 batting average this MLB season, accumulating three home runs and eight RBIs in just 41 at-bats.

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