St. John’s Prep leadoff hitter Tucker Larson notched a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the annual Pete Frates Game Sunday afternoon at Frates Field. (Item Photo: Jakob Menendez)

St. John’s Prep baseball walks it off in annual Pete Frates Game

DANVERS — The St. John's Prep baseball team closed out its annual Pete Frates Game in thrilling fashion Sunday afternoon, as senior outfielder Tucker Larson ripped a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Eagles to a 5-4 victory over St. John's (Shrewsbury) at Pete Frates Field.

The Pete Frates Game is played each year to honor St. John's Prep alum Pete Frates, who led a movement to combat ALS after he was diagnosed with the disease at 27. Frates battled the disease for seven years before his death in 2019. In memory of Frates, all St. John's Prep players donned his former number, 3, along with Frates' name on the backs of their jerseys.

As for the game action, Larson finished the day at 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. Kyle Webster went 1-for-1 with a home run and two RBI, while Caleb Birchem went 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBI and Aida…

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