Harris’ walk-off home run lifts the Eagles in the 11th inning
In the completion of a game that was suspended by rain on Tuesday, Indian Creek’s Logan Harris smacked a three-run walk-off home run, in the bottom of the 11th inning, Wednesday to lift the Eagles to a 10-7 MIAA B Conference win over Boys’ Latin, in Crownsville. The loss was the first in conference play for the Lakers this season.
The Lakers made two strong attempts to claim the victory after the game restarted on Wednesday.
In the top of the seventh, Harry Genth delivered an RBI single to push the Lakers in front 5-4. The Eagles, however, responded in the bottom half of the inning when Julian Butler plated Alex Craig with a suicide squeeze bunt.
In the top of the 11th, Genth pushed BL back on top, this time with a two-run home run, his second clout of the game, and the Lakers carried a 7-5 advantage into the home half of the inning. Indian Creek would not be denied, however. Alec Seidleck and Evan Selmer tied the contest once again with RBI singles and both were on board when Harris launched his three-run blast over the centerfield fence.
The game featured five home runs. Logan Frazier hit a solo shot in the second inning for Indian Creek and Ian McAsian hit a two-run blast in the third for BL, shortly after Genth’s first home run.
Alex Seidleck had two hits, a run scored and three RBI for Indian Creek and Selmer was 3-for-5. Chris Kokoski also two hits, a walk and two runs scored for the Eagles.
For BL, Genth was 3-for-5 with the two home runs and four RBI. McAsian was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored and Peter Markis also had two hits.
The loss knocks Boys’ Latin (7-5 overall) out of first place in the conference by a half game, as they are now 6-1 in league play, behind Glenelg Country and St. Paul’s, each 7-1. The Lakers, however, have a tie-break advantage over St. Paul’s and they will host Glenelg Country on Saturday. BL also hosts St. Vincent Pallotti on Thursday and Mount Carmel on Monday to close the regular season.
Indian Creek (6-2 overall, 6-2 MIAA B) is also still in contention for the top spot, but they will need to win their final two game, Thursday against Annapolis Area Christian and Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic Prep and get some help.
Pictured above: The Indian Creek baseball team gathers at home plate, as Logan Harris circles the bases, waiting to celebrate their teammate’s game-winning three-run walk-off home run against Boys’ Latin.