Homza’s home run kickstarts Brown in 5-3 win over Harvard

May 4, 2019
Willy Homza baseball

Willy Homza

Willy Homza of Anchorage crushed a two-run home run in the third inning to kickstart Brown University’s 5-3 win over Harvard during an Ivy League doubleheader in Providence, Rhode Island.

It was the fifth homer of the season for the senior infielder, which is tied for the second most among the record 49 Alaskans playing college baseball.

Homza, of South High fame, had two home runs in 95 career games over his first three seasons.

Now he’s got five in 38 games.

In Game 1, he drew a pair of walks to give him 39 on the year, which broke the single-season school record of 37 that had stood since 1986.

Homza ranks among Brown’s top 5 in home runs, total bases (59), RBIs (22), batting average (.259) and on-base percentage (.432).