Homza gets hot to help Auckland push home win streak to 11

January 6, 2020
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Jonny Homza

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza got hot just in time to help the Auckland Tuatara extend the longest home winning streak in the Australian Baseball League.

Auckland pushed its win streak to 11 games after a 4-0 homestand against Geelong-Korea.

Homza hit .462 in the series and played all over the field defensively, starting at catcher, third base and second base.

His best effort at the plate came in Game 3 of the series when he batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs. He went 2-for-4 in Game 2.

Auckland has a 16-12 record and is three games up in the ABL’s Northeast Division.

Homza, of South High fame, was recently moved up in the batting order. He is hitting .259 in 27 games after bouncing back from a slow start.

He has two home runs, four doubles, 12 runs and nine RBIs.

Defensively, Homza has moved around the infield but seen the most innings at catcher, where he has a 1.000 fielding percentage on 105 total chances.