• Daily Leader
Until last Friday, Tim Fitzgerald had
never hit a home run out of the park.
By the end of the state tournament, he
had four, including the game-winning
home run in the state championship
With one out and a runner at second
base in the bottom of the last inning,
Fitzgerald delivered his game-winning
“I felt free,” the 12-year-old said.
His father and coach, Jacob
Fitzgerald, said he tried to tell him to get
“I’m thinking, ‘you’re not a home run
hitter, just hit a single and tie this up,’”
Fitzgerald said. “He hit it, and I’m telling
Edwin to tag up. But it kept going and
going. Every home run he hit was
critical. I’m so proud of him.”
Tim passed the credit on to his bat.
“I just started using a new bat,” he
said. “I just used my regular swing with a
Fitzgerald, and his new bat, was
almost unstoppable at the state
tournament, which is intended to be the
best against the best. Fitzgerald had 11
hits with 14 at bats including four home
runs and two doubles.