For the fourth and final time, Jason Johndrow is back on the mound for the Hartford Hawks baseball team.
The former Silver Lake High standout, who graduated from the school in 2016, is a Halifax native and a grad student on the Division I team.
Johndrow made his season debut last week — and he did what his team asked of him. On Friday, March 26, he pitched against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and faced one batter. He struck out the lone batter he faced in his team’s 8-4 victory.
As of the start of this week, Johndrow had pitched in 28 college baseball games in his career and had one start under his belt over parts of four seasons.
Johndrow joined the program in 2017 and while he made five relief appearances for the team, he missed the 2018 season due to an injury. He came back in 2019 and made his career-high in appearances with 18. That’s also the season he made a start on the mound. It also looked as though Johndrow would have a role as a regular in the team’s bullpen last year. He had made four relief appearances before the team had to cancel the rest of its season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Johndrow’s team has enjoyed plenty of success early on in this season. They were 6-2 as of the start of this week. Their next games will take place this Friday, April 2, on the road against Stony Brook in New York. They have a doubleheader against Stony Brook where the first game starts at noontime. College baseball doubleheaders are typically seven inning games.