Homza among home run leaders in New England summer league

July 6, 2018

Willy Homza baseball

Willy Homza

Summer ball is treating Anchorage’s Willy Homza well.

The Plymouth Pilgrims slugger from Brown University ranks among the top power hitters in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with five home runs in 18 games.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound infielder is batting .263 with a .561 slugging percentage. Six of his 15 hits have gone for extra bases.

Homza, of South High fame, has collected 17 RBIs and owns a 16-to-10 walk-strikeout ratio to buoy his steady .427 on-base percentage.

He wrapped up his junior season in the spring at Brown, where he has started 89 of 95 career games.

Homza has hit just two home runs in his college career so this power surge is a pleasant surprise.

But it’s not totally out of left field.

Last summer, he was the cleanup hitter for the Rockville Rock Hounds of the California Collegiate League and ranked first or second on the team in home runs [6] and RBIs [38].