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Reds prospect Rece Hinds takes umbrage with forceful tag, incites benches-clearing brawl

Rece Hinds, a member of the USA Baseball 18U National Team.
Rece Hinds, a member of the USA Baseball 18U National Team. / Brace Hemmelgarn/GettyImages

At least someone in the Cincinnati Reds organization has some fire in his belly. The Dayton Dragons played a doubleheader on Wednesday night and things got physical in Game 2.

First, let's get excited for the future of the Cincinnati Reds. The team's High-A affiliate, the Dayton Dragons, are on a tear and the squad features some of the best prospects in the Reds organization. Elly De La Cruz, Andrew, Abbott, Mattheu Nelson, and Allan Cerda are all playing up the road in Dayton.

One of the other top prospects on the team is outfielder Rece Hinds. The former second-round pick has been slowed by injuries during the early-part of his professional career, but Hinds is starting to show why the Cincinnati Reds took him with the 49th-overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Reds prospect Rece Hinds retaliated and was ejected.

The Dayton Dragons played a doubleheader on Wednesday night and Rece Hinds went off in Game 1. Hinds hit two round trippers in the Dragons' comeback win over the Lake County Captains and went 3-for-4 in the game.

In Game 2, things got a little heated. Cleveland Guardians prospect Aaron Davenport was on the mound for the Captains with two outs in the bottom of the third inning and Hinds on second base. Dragons' batter Garrett Wolforth chipped a ground ball to the pitcher and Davenport gloved it, but ended up on his backside.

You can see in the video here that both the pitcher and the catcher for High-A Lake County were away from the plate and Hinds took the opportunity to make a break for the plate. Unfortunately, Davenport sprung to his feet and tagged out Hinds before he could score.

Perhaps the term "tagged out" is a bit of an understatement. Aaron Davenport looked like a safety trying to blow up a wide receiver on a crossing route. Rece Hinds took exception to the play and shoved Davenport. That, of course, resulted in both players being ejected and the benches clearing.

Eventually order was restored, but Elly De La Crus and Justice Thompson were also ejected. Lost in the fracas was the fact that Hinds went 2-for-2 prior to his ejection, and collectively went 5-for-6 on the night with two home runs and three RBIs.

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