Last Friday, the Scarlet Hawks Baseball team played their first home game of the season against Trinity International University. The game started off decently for the Hawks, who scored the first two runs of the game in the second and third innings (scored by junior Reid Matsumoto on an RBI by sophomore Kevin Glennon and by senior Ryan Bouck on an RBI by junior Mat Bednarz). Trinity left the Hawks' 2-run lead unanswered until the fifth inning when the Trojans scored one run that was answered by the Hawks, when senior Bill O’Toole singled to bring Bouck home for his second run of the game. The Trojans gained a lead in the sixth, scoring three runs that put them one ahead of the Hawks. The Hawks responded in the seventh with a run by sophomore Jon Celestino, scored on a double hit by Bednarz. Celestino’s run tied up the score, sending the game into extra innings where the Trojans outhit the Hawks, winning the game after nine innings with a final score of 7-4.
On Saturday, the team turned in two below par performances against the same opponents. The Hawks lost the first game 2-8, and the second 0-10.
The Baseball team's overall record now sits at 2-7, and their conference record at 0-3.
The Hawks' next home game is this coming Saturday against Judson College at 2 p.m.