Welsh ’13 breaks Milken RBI record

Welsh ’13 breaks Milken RBI record

Jason Welsh
Photo courtesy of Jason Welsh '13.

Justin Kroll

Staff Writer

During the baseball team’s solid 22-6 win against long-time rivals Faith Baptist on Thursday, May 5, Jason Welsh ’13, second baseman and outfielder, broke the record for most runs batted in (RBIs) with an admirable eight, along with a grand slam, two singles, and a double. He batted 4 for 6.

The previous record for the most RBIs in one game was 6, held by David Blazer ’11, outfielder.

“It was a breakout game for Jason,” Coach Chris Scarlata said. “He just went out there and played his best. We’re all really proud of him.”

Even Welsh’s teammates showed tremendous support of this historic moment.

“It was truly his day; he looked great out on the field,” Noah Mintz ’14, second baseman, said.

In addition to Thursday’s game, the baseball team beat Santa Clarita 16-2 on Tuesday, May 10. Jordan Ross ’12, pitcher and third baseman, hit an inside-the-park home run.

In Welsh’s last three games, he has gone 6-9 with two walks, 12 RBIs, and 5 runs. He has been on base 8 out of his last 11 at-bats.

“Everything just went right for me,” Welsh said. “It was awesome. This has been the best week of my life!”