POWAY, Calif. – An 8-run first inning was more than enough for the SDC baseball team as they defeated Saint Katherine 14-3 in a non-conference tilt on Friday night.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 23-17 and winners in five of their last six games. The Firebirds falls to 5-15.
The Hawks scored 12 runs in the first three innings. Saint Katherine responded to SDC's 8-run first with three in the bottom of the inning but failed to score the rest of the game.
SDC outhit the Firebirds 15-10.
Chris Velasquez threw five innings of work earning his first win of the season. He allowed seven hits, three runs, one earned, while striking out four. Caleb Rodusky pitched the last four innings allowing just three hits with five strikeouts.
These two teams will finish up the season series with a double-header on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. at Poway High School.