Osborne extends Dickinson’s season with 10th inning bomb
May 6, 2017Sagan Osborne of Anchorage homered to lead off the top of the 10th inning to secure Dickinson State’s 5-4 win over Presentation College and keep the Blue Hawks alive in the North Star Athletic Association tournament in Jamestown, North Dakota.
The senior slugger deposited the first pitch of extra innings over the right field fence, capping five unanswered runs by the Blue Hawks.
Osborne, of Dimond High fame, leads the team and ranks fourth in the NAIA conference with a career-high 13 home runs and 58 RBIs.
He’s believed to be just the third college baseball player from Alaska with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs in a single season.
The first two were Juneau’s Rob Conway [who posted 10/54 totals at Iowa State in 2000] and Anchorage’s Jamar Hill [who amassed 13/53 totals with Santa Ana in 2002].
Osborne is batting .402 this season and rocks a .709 slugging percentage.