Simpson sweeps University of Pacific
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University’s baseball team defeated Pacific University 7-3 and 12-0 on Wednesday, March 24 at Tiger Field.
The Red Hawks scored the first four runs in the first and second innings. In the first inning, Nick Spiess hit a home run to left field to give Simpson a 1-0 lead. Shane Battles scored off a double hit by Jake Gill in the second inning. Josh Corson hit a sacrifice fly to center which scored Julian Goodin for a 3-1 lead.
Chris Moody hit a single to right which brought Corson home in the bottom of the fifth. Mark Austad doubled to left which scored Moody. Battles’ single to left allowed Austad to score which sealed the victory for the Red Hawks 7-3.
Josh Weise was pitched a complete game allowing five hits and three runs. He struck out three batters. Spiess went 2-for-4 from the plate with a home run and a RBI. Corson was 2-for-3 with a RBI.
In game two, the Red Hawks continued their dominance with a 12-0 victory.
Simpson scored in the first inning when Spiess reached home on a sacrifice fly hit by Corson. Battles hit a three run home run, which brought home Moody and Gill. Austad also recorded a RBI in the first inning to bring the score to 5-0.
In the second inning, the Red Hawks scored four runs for a 9-0 lead. Battles hit a single which brought home Aarason Perry and Moody. Goodin hit a two run home run on a 1-1 count which allowed Battles to score.
Spiess hit a home run in the bottom of the fourth to start off the inning. Corson scored off a double by Moody. Perry scored when Battles singled to left (11-0). Perry scored again when Battles singled to third for a RBI. This brought the final score to 12-0.
Daniel Bartow earned the win allowing no runs, five hits, and striking out two batters.
The Red Hawks return to action on Friday, March 26 against Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, Ore. The first game of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at noon.
Photo credit: Bob Stoddard
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