East County Sports

Hawks come through on time in opener

2021 SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN HAWKS BASEBALL

HAWKS 11, SPIRIT 7

ECS staff report

 

SURPRISE, Ariz. – The San Diego Christian College Hawks got the 2021 baseball season off on time on Thursday, defeating host Ottawa University of Arizona, 11-7, in game one of the Coach Calderone Invitational.

Johnny Radomskiy, a junior from Chino Hills, drove in three runs, while teammate Thomas Reindl, a senior from Bonney Lake, Wash., added two RBI for the Hawks.

Radomsky had a sacrifice fly in the third inning but the Spirit would grab a 4-1 lead.

San Diego Christian scored six runs in the top of the sixth, however, to take the advantage.

SDCC senior starting pitcher Keanu Walkush, from Mill Creek, Wash., delivered five innings.

Billy Strohm doubled to lead off the big frame for the Hawks.

Reindl started the run parade with an RBI single, and after OUAZ scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 7-all, he drove in the GWRBI in the seventh.

Radomskiy had a two-RBI triple in the ninth.

Hawks local product relievers Noah Quintana and Ryan Culp combined to shut the Spirit down in the final three innings.

Isaiah Ahumada, a junior from Gilroy, pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win.

The Hawks continue to play in the Coach Calderone Invitational in Mesa, Ariz., taking on Midland University (Neb.) at 8 a.m., and College of Idaho at noon.

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