Simpson loses close games to Patten

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. – The Simpson University baseball team was defeated by Patten University on May 2 in Oakland, Calif. They lost game one 6-5 and game two 4-3.

In game one, Simpson took an early 5-0 lead. The Red Hawks gave up their first two runs to Patten in the sixth inning (5-2). In the seventh and eighth innings, Patten scored four more runs to seal the victory 6-5 over the Red Hawks.

Rico Adams went 2-for-3 from the plate with one run, and Joshua Riley went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Chris Moody and Kris Warner each went 1-for-3 with a run and Warner recorded a RBI.

Dustin Stoddard was the losing pitcher striking out three batters and allowing four hits and four runs. Brad Hurn was the starting pitcher, pitching five innings and allowing two hits and two runs. He struck out six batters.

Patten defeated Simpson 4-3 in game two.

The Red Hawks were down 4-1 heading into the ninth inning. They scored two runs, but they weren’t enough for the win.

Moody went 2-for-4 with a RBI, and Warner went 1-for-5 from the plate with a run and a RBI. Aarason Perry was 1-for-3 from the plate with a run, and Kenny Button went 2-for-3 with a RBI.

Shane Hillier was the losing pitcher allowing five hits and three runs. He struck out two batters in 4.1 innings pitched. Andrew Ward pitched 3.2 innings allowing one hit and one run, striking out four batters.

The Red Hawks will return to action on Thursday, May 6 against University of British Columbia in the NAIA West Conference Championships. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m. in Vancouver, BC. Follow the Red Hawks on the Simpson University Men's Baseball Schedule and Results page where you can review box scores and check up on upcoming opponents.


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