Homza holds his own after first 3 weeks in Arizona rookie league

July 14, 2017

Jonny Homza baseball

Jonny Homza

Jonny Homza of Anchorage is hitting the ball to all fields and holding his own against professional pitching in the Arizona League for rookies.

The 18-year-old has base hits in eight of his last 10 games and is batting .275 in 16 games with the San Diego Padres organization, which drafted him in the fifth round last month.

Homza, of South High fame, has four two-hit games, including tonight and last night.

He has ripped six doubles and driven in seven runs and scored seven runs while hitting No. 2 in the order.

His strikeouts are down as well.

Defensively, Homza has played second base, third base and shortstop. He’s also been the designated hitter.