Senior shortstop Tim Koch's home run in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a dramatic comeback and enabled L.A. Lutheran High to get an 8-7 Alpha League victory over L.A. Baptist Friday night in Burbank.
Trailing 7-3 in the sixth inning, the Lions scored four times to tie the game and set up what Koch described as "the biggest highlight of my life."
Leading off the seventh, Koch slugged Knight pitcher Dan Cory's first offering well over right fielder Eric Dickson and sprinted around the bases.
Koch's teammates greeted him at home plate with high fives.
"I knew we needed a big blow," Koch said. "The catcher said to watch out for the bunt but I said 'Don't worry because there's no way I'm bunting.' "