Eli Otting now has had two homers for the Evanston Township High School Wildkits in each of two games in the past few days.
On Saturday, Otting’s two home runs including the walk-off game winner fueled an Evanston victory over Niles North.
Tuesday, he hit two more homers to ignite a comeback of a different variety in a 10-6 win over Waukegan.
The Kits fell behind 4-0 in the first before Otting blasted his first home run over the Blue Monster to pull the Kits to a 4-3 deficit. Then in the second, Otting hit a 2 run home run giving the Kits the lead for good.
Otting’s blasts were also notable because they broke the longest standing single season offensive record in Evanston baseball’s history book, 8 home runs by Brian Rosinski in 1974. Otting’s home runs give him 10 on the year and sole possession of that record.
Martin Fenn also hit his first career home run in the 4th inning.
On the mound, after the rough first inning, Russell Snapp pitched 5 strong innings for the victory. He was relieve by Zach Anderson for the final 2 innings.
The win moves the Kits to 15-9-1 on the season and 6-6 in the CSL. Today they will finish a game against Ridgewood which was suspended due to storms on Monday. The Kits trail in the game 7-6 with 2 out in the bottom of the 4th inning.
Source: ETHS Sports Information