Baseball: Tristan Klier generates excitement with home run
But on Friday night, with Notre Dame’s season hanging in the balance, Klier produced his own memorable moment, hitting a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Culver City, 3-1. It gives Notre Dame a 13-12 record and means the Knights only need to find a way to defeat Harvard-Westlake on Tuesday or Thursday to be considered for a Southern Section Division 1 playoff berth.
“There haven’t been very many home runs hit at night at our place,” Notre Dame Coach Tom Dill said. “When he hit it, I assumed it wasn’t going to get out. It was half way up the net. It was a bomb. It was exciting.”
Klier is a junior outfielder, part of a group of promising underclassmen that Dill believes will make Notre Dame a strong team for next season. But first up is a road game against Harvard-Westlake ace Jack Flaherty, then a regular-season finale at home.
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