Miller’s question answered


OWEN MILLER GOT doused after a walk-off home run in double-A baseball last week.
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Owen Miller said he always wondered what a walk-off home run would feel like.

He can check that off his baseball bucket list.

On July 22, Miller blasted a three-run shot over the left-field fence on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Amarillo Sod Poodles a 9-8 walk-off win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

“I knew with runners in scoring position, I was looking for something I could drive. He threw a first-pitch slider, and I got a pretty good hit on it,” Miller said.

“It was definitely pretty cool running around the bases knowing you were going to get mobbed at home plate.”

His parents and grandparents saw it all. They were watching the game on a live stream.

Miller is second in double-A baseball with 110 hits. He is hitting .290.

He had two hits, two RBI, a walk and scored a run in a 12-2 road win over the Naturals.

Miller, a 2015 Ozaukee High School graduate, played shortstop for Illinois State and was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the third round with the 84th overall pick last year.

He played single-A ball before being promoted to double-A.

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