DES MOINES, Iowa -- Roosevelt was one out away from making their first trip to the state championship game, but Iowa City West had other ideas. Freshman Jason Strunk hit a 3-run walk-off homerun to push West past the Roughriders 6-5 on Friday night.
Freshman Jason Strunk hit a three-run walk-off homerun to push West past the Roughriders 6-5 on Friday night.
After a two-RBI double in the sixth by Jake Smith, Roosevelt led 5-2 heading to the bottom of the seventh. West plated one run to make it 5-3, and then Strunk sent heartbreak through Rider nation, a deep home run to left center with two outs.
Roosevelt finishes the season 33-11.
Iowa City West will face Cedar Rapids Prairie Saturday night in the 4A Championship.