As the only senior on the Booneville Bearcat baseball roster this season, Jesse Frost figured to be the star on senior day Friday.
Forgive Frost if he didn’t want to wait until the postgame presentation to draw attention.
The only player in the game to record multiple hits, Frost was 3-for-4 and was intentionally walked in one at bat in his final home game.
He did so while hitting in the cleanup spot in the order. Frost was pressed into that role due to an injury to James Ray, which necessitated several lineup changes, but none that had the impact of Frost.
It was Frost’s third hit of the game, with one out in the 11th inning, that led to the winning run scoring, though that was accomplished by Michael Springs.
Not that Springs had to do too much. Running for Frost Springs moved to second when Matt Berry was hit by a pitch, to third on an infield hit by Cody Simpson, and scored when Michael Drawbaugh was hit by a pitch.
Frost was also flawless in the field, scooping up his only chance from a batted ball to end the fourth inning. He also took a relay throw from Brandon Wolski and tagged out Keeton Shaw, who was trying to go first to third on an errant pickoff attempt, to end the ninth inning.