OLH opens baseball season

OLH’s Evan Houdeshell lets a pitch rip during the Hawks’ 2021 season opener against Junction last week at Hoelscher Field. OLH knocked off the visiting Eagles, 9-5.

Photo by Brandy McCoy

Our Lady of the Hills topped Junction, 9-5, in the Hawks’ 2021 season opener last Monday at Hoelscher Field.

Evan Houdeshell chalked up nine strikeouts in three innings pitched and Kolten Kitchens fired four strikeouts in 1-2/3 innings in relief.

Houdeshell was 3-for-3 with his bat and drove in three runs while Luke Martinez added a two-run double.

The lone negative came in the fifth inning when OLH errors allowed Junction five unearned runs.

The Hawks struggled later in the week, falling 20-3 to Harper Thursday in more non-district action at the Hawks’ home field.

OLH trailed 11-0 after the first inning and 16-0 in the second of a game that lasted only three innings.

The Hawks (1-1) are scheduled to host Bracken Christian Tuesday before playing at the San Marcos Tournament later this week.

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