Pierce Radke has accepted a baseball scholarship to Central Arizona College. (Special to The News)

Pierce Radke has accepted a baseball scholarship to Central Arizona College. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows grad to play college ball in Arizona

Radke has been shortstop with Langley Blaze, Team BC

Pierce Radke has accepted a baseball scholarship to Central Arizona College in Coolidge starting in September 2022.

The Pitt Meadows secondary grad started playing baseball at age 10 with Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball, then at 15, he joined the elite Langley Blaze Baseball Club to play shortstop in the Premier Baseball League.

In 2019, Radke was a member of Team BC and also played in the nationals with the Delta Tigers, where the team finished second. Last year his Blaze won the provincials.

Radke is also a gifted basketball player and has played for PMSS since Grade 8.

READ ALSO: Hockey docuseries on 1972’s legendary Canada-USSR faceoff heads to CBC

“Pierce has been with the Blaze for the past three seasons and each year he has shown vast improvement through his hard work in the gym, the batting cage and the extra reps on the diamond honing his defensive skills,” said Jamie Bodaly head coach of the Blaze and scout for Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds for Western Canada.

“He has committed to the premier junior college Central Arizona following a long list of Langley Blaze Alumni and other players from B.C. who have played in the Big Leagues. I look forward to watching his continued progress at college next year and hopefully in the Major Leagues.”

READ ALSO: Maple Ridge’s O’Neill finishes runner-up for Silver Slugger


Have a story tip? Email: ncorbett@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Baseballmaple ridgePitt Meadows