Feb. 5, 2013 – The Olympians Baseball's home opener meant more than just a start to another baseball season. It was a special day for a special young man and his family, friends, teammates and coaches. That day, their friend, Hunter Harris, was going be honored and announced as the game's starting pitcher. Before the first pitch could be thrown, the Harris Family was presented with their son's jersey before the large crowd full of Hunter's family and friends. It was a moment that not only was heartfelt but a moment that symbolized what Hunter Harris meant to his team. In tribute, the Olympians have dedicated their season to Harris' memory and will be proudly wearing his initials on their hats.
Riding the emotional high of the pregame ceremonies, the blue and gold started off their home opener in a way that would have made Hunter proud as they took down the visiting Mt. San Jacinto College in a 5-2 victory. In the opening inning, the Eagles struck first with 3 hits and 1 run while Mesa answered back with a run of their own off of 2 hits, including a double by centerfielder, Kyle Harris who scored off of a sacrifice line drive by teammate Jeff Ricker. The 2nd inning would belong to the Eagles as they scored their 2nd run of the game while Mesa's lineup was unable to answer back. Going into the 3rd inning, Mesa settled in and shut down Mt. San Jacinto while adding another run to the home score following a leadoff walk to Patrick De la Garza who went 1-3 on the day with a stolen base and a run scored. Mesa continued to shut down the Eagles in the 4th inning while bettering their score by one following some untimely pitching miscues which set the table for a big 6th inning where the Olympians pushed across 2 more runs following Tyler Timmer's leadoff single. The second baseman ended the day going 1-2 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base while teammate third baseman Justin Esquerra went 2-4 at the plate. At the conclusion of their home opener, the Olympians bettered the Eagles in a final score of 5-2 with 7 hits and only 1 error while hurler Steve Borkowski notched his first win of the season. Borkowski threw 6 innings and faced 28 batters while only giving up 2 walks, 2 runs, and retiring 4.