Almanac Baseball: Magpie John Schultz hits Grand Slam

By Peter Argent

Magpie John Schultz

Magpie John Schultz

When there is a time to deliver, the cream rises to the top.

Magpie John Schultz created a piece of local sporting magic on the diamond in the deciding match of a three-game semi final series between Port Adelaide and Woodville at Ethelton in Baseball SA’s premier competition on Sunday.

Magpie John Schultz

Magpie John Schultz

Five-two down when he stepped up, Schulz produced a “grand slam” home run to give the Magpies the lead.

Magpie John Schultz

Magpie John Schultz

At this point the host took the advantage 6-5.

Magpie John Schultz  hitting a Grand Slam

Magpie John Schultz hitting a Grand Slam

For the Magpies fan the postscript was the result wasn’t what they wanted, missed out on a Grand Final berth after a gallant fight.

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