BOSTON (HawaiiNewsNow) - Forget that it was Shane Victorino's longest hitting slump of his post season career. Forget that said slump was happening in the middle of the World Series.
With the bases loaded in the third inning, the St. Anthony grad calmly stepped to the plate and on 2-1 pitch, lifted a ball high to left that ricocheted off the Green Monster allowing three Red Sox runners to cross home plate and giving Boston a 3-0 lead in a game clinching game six.
Said Victorino about the hit; "My parents always said, take every moment, live every moment, love every moment. I just went up there and said, "hey, i'll get another moment, I missed two games, it's time to shine. Do what you can. I was able to get in a good hitters count. I was able to put a ball off the wall and enjoyed every moment of it."
Victorino went 2-3 on the night and added his 4th RBI of the game in the fourth inning when he singled to shallow left field with the bases loaded.
Victorino becomes the first Hawaii born high school graduate to win two championships.
The Wailuku native and Hilo's Kolten Wong marked the first time two Hawaii born players went head-to-head in a World Series.
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