Hunter Bojanic’s job description has changed. He has gone from a role player – a member of the supporting cast, if you will – to a leading man.
And what better place to lead than from the lead-off position.
Bojanic has become both a catalyst and accelerant for the Richland entry in the Lebanon County American Legion baseball league this summer. And on Wednesday night at Annville-Cleona High School, Bojanic led Post 880 to an 8-5 triumph over Annville.
From his spot at the top of the order, Bojanic collected three RBIs, all of which helped Richland establish an early 5-0 lead.
First, in the top of the second, Bojanic’s two-out, two-run single staked Richland to a 3-0 advantage. Then in the visitor’s half of the fourth, Bojanic drove home another Post 880 run.
Bojanic is a key element of the Richland defense as its centerfielder, and with his speed, is also an adept base-runner.
Last season, Bojanic was an emerging star on a Richland club that captured the championship of summer baseball in Lebanon County. This year, he’ll be counted on for more – including leadership – as R-Land seeks to defend its crown.
– Jeff Falk