Warriors win day two doubleheader
Simpson University Sports News
SALEM, Ore. – The Simpson University baseball team fell to Corban College 8-7 and 8-6 on Saturday, March 20.
In game one, Corban scored first with a double to center field in the bottom of the first inning. In the top of the fourth inning, Simpson battled back to take the lead with four unanswered runs that included a Matthew Alton two-run single and a two-run Jared Jordan double to right field.
Corban tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning off a RBI single to left field which brought in two runs and a single hit up the middle to tie
Corban regained the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning with back-to-back doubles allowing the Warriors to score for a one-run for the lead (5-4) after seventh innings of play.
In the top of the eighth inning, Simpson tied the game on a Shane Battles solo home run over the left center field wall.
Corban grabbed the lead once again in the bottom of the eighth inning on back-to-back Red Hawk errors that allowed Corban to score the go-ahead run. One batter later, Corban brought home the game-winning run via a single through the left side that made the score 7-5. Corban scored its eighth and final run with a RBI double to left center.
Simpson was led offensively by Alton, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dustin Stoddard went the first 5.2 innings for the Red Hawks allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits before turning the ball over to Joshua Weise for the final 2.1 innings. Weise earned the loss.
In game two, Simpson scored two runs in the top of the first inning on Moody's RBI single to right field that scored Jordan and Aarason Perry's sacrifice fly to center field that brought Battles home.
Corban pulled back within one run in the bottom of the first inning on an infield single that allowed a score from second.
In the top of the third inning, Moody registered his second RBI of the game via a solo home run over the right field wall that increased Simpson's lead to 3-1.
Corban grabbed a 5-3 lead after three innings. They scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning due to a two-run double to left center which scored two runners.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Corban scored two more runs with a sacrifice fly to center field that brought in one run. The second run of the inning was scored on a wild pitch by Simpson which gave the Warriors a 7-3 lead.
Simpson pulled within a one run in the top of the sixth inning when Battles brought home pinch-hitter Daniel Clarke via a ground out RBI.
Corban did not score in the bottom of the seventh inning, while Simpson could not capitalize on a lead off hit by Jordan in the top of the eighth inning.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Simpson got the Warriors' first two batters before Corban's Jonathan Ramirez stepped up to the plate and ended the game with a home run off the left field wall.
Simpson was led by Jordan's 3-for-4 performance with one run scored and one RBI. Battles, Moody, and Corson added two hits each. Daniel Bartow went the opening 2.0 innings for the Red Hawks allowing five earned runs on eight hits before turning the ball over to a pair of Simpson relievers for the final 5.2 innings. Kris Warner suffered the loss. He pitched 2.2 innings and allowed one earned run on three hits.
The Red Hawks return to action on Monday, March 22 against University of Pacific. First pitch set for 4 p.m. at Tiger Field.
Photo credit: Bob Stoddard
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