Baylor signee Kevin Russo (San Jancinto JC) hit 3 homeruns and a double to lead the Hays Larks to victory in Jayhawk League action. Kevin came straight from the Juco World Series title game, reporting late for Jayhawk action. He has picked right up, accomplishng something former Larks Pujols, Berkman, and Leyritz never accomplished.
By The Hays Daily News
Kevin Russo did something Friday night that former Larks sluggers Albert Pujols, Lance Berkman and Jim Leyritz never did at Larks Park: hit three homers in a single game.
Russo also hit a double to go 4-for-4 and drove in five runs, as Hays blasted Elkhart 17-5 in seven innings.
Hays took three of five games in the series with Elkhart; the Larks and Dusters split the four Jayhawk League games.
Russo hit a two-run homer in the first, added a leadoff homer in the fifth and hit a two-run shot in the sixth.
“I've been coaching a lot of home-run hitters — Pujols, Leyritz, Berkman — none of those guys hit three in one game,” Hays manager Frank Leo said. “Pretty impressive outing.”