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.
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.
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.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.