Hawks beat the Mission Saints by 8 runs


Cathryn Ours

CRC’s baseball team beat Mission Community College on Tuesday in a doubleheader. Sophomore catcher Nick Solorzano at-bat and sophomore infielder Rudy Rodriguez at second base during the second game of the doubleheader.

The Cosumnes River College baseball team beat the Mission College Saints on Tuesday with a score of 10-2.

The Hawks fell behind in the top of the third inning when the Saints scored a run. The Hawks responded in the bottom of the third with five runs and refused to give the lead up for the rest of the game.

“We got down early enough. We executed a hit-and-run,” said Head Coach Don Mico. “They kept on pouring it on these guys putting the ball in play and making sure that they had to play defense so our guys executed pretty well on offense today”.

With the continuous runs scored in the bottom of the third, it energized the Hawk’s dugout.

“Well, Walker over there had a nice hit and run, which really got the dugout into the game and we started moving around the base as well,” said sophomore catcher Nick Solorzano.

Sophomore center fielder Ethan Walker had a small miscommunication that allowed the Saints to score their first run.

“We had a little bit of miscommunication when we had pitching changes because we play every pitcher differently,” Walker said. “Especially with these guys, this is their second time, so we have a little bit of their tendencies down.”

In the fourth inning, the Hawks scored two runs and didn’t let up on the Saints.

“I worked a lot of counts. So just get ahead of the hitters instead of trying to just get ahead,” said sophomore pitcher Dylan Brown.

Run after run the Hawk’s dugout was ecstatic as the game went on.

Brown said his team cheered him on from the dugout during the game with chants such as “we got you” and “nine guys versus one.”

In the fifth inning, the Hawks scored three more runs, which allowed them to gain an even greater lead against the Saints.

“I think we’re always trying to do the best we can, trying to get as many wins as possible,” Solorzano said. “Try not to change too much and to treat every game like it’s a playoff game.”

Don Mico also expressed that he was looking forward to their next game as he hoped they would go to the state championships.

“I think we just need to have better cohesion as the season goes and we want to play our best baseball towards the end of the year so we can get a chance of winning the state championship,” Mico said.

The Hawk’s next home game will be played against the Mendocino Eagles on Feb. 25 at 12 p.m.