Hazen beats Kennedy Catholic

May 3, 2012

By Staff

The Hazen High School baseball team solidified a 4-3 win against the Kennedy Catholic Lancers on an eighth inning walk-off home run by senior Zac Kolterman on April 14.

The conference matchup was a regular season makeup game for an earlier rainout.

Contributed Senior Hazen Highlander pitcher Jimmy Schmidt gets ready to let one fly during a non-conference 3-2 loss against the White River Hornets at Hazen. The Highlanders would go on to secure the No. 1 seed for the 3A Seamount Conference for this season’s playoffs.

The contest started as a pitcher’s duel with Kennedy Catholic’s Dominic Peretti up against Hazen sophomore Jake Kolterman.

The Lancers scored first in the third inning with a leadoff double by Jacob Tauber.

Hazen rallied back to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. First, Hazen junior Kyle Nelson doubled, and then junior Sam Cook had an RBI single.

Jimmy Schmidt singled to center field and Jake Kolterman was intentionally walked. An RBI-single by junior Cody Moorhead allowed Cook to score, and Schmidt scored on a fielder’s choice by David Hughes.

Hazen led the contest, 3-1, after four innings played. Kennedy scored two unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning, with a leadoff walk by Connor Richardson, who stole second base and came home to score on an error. Anthony McCluskey scored on an RBI double by Max Larson.

The game was tied, 3-3, after six innings played. Zac Kolterman, relief pitcher for the Highlanders, relieved Jake Kolterman in the top of the sixth.

Zac Kolterman struck out the last seven batters, with just one walk. He also earned the pitching win.

Zac Kolterman also batted the game-winning RBI with a 350-foot solo walk-off home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth on the first pitch.

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