Lady Red Hawks go 2-0 on day one of All-American Softball Invite
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University softball hosted the All-American Softball Invitational on Feb. 12-13, playing host to nine NAIA teams from California and Oregon at Big League Dreams sporting complex in Redding, Calif. Simpson began the first day by facing off against Biola University, Corban College, and No.1 California Baptist University.
The Red Hawks went 2-0 on the day against Corban and Biola and got rained out in the top of the sixth inning against Cal-Baptist. That game that will be finished on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11a.m.
Simpson started out the day with a dominating 8-1 performance against Corban College. Amanda Crocker got the win for the Red Hawks allowing only seven hits and one earned run while pitching the entire game. Offensively the Red Hawks were led by freshman Morgan Davis who cranked a two run homer in the top of the fourth.
Simpson next faced Biola University, who made a late run but couldn’t keep pace with the Red Hawks losing 7-5. Hayley Rodriguez started for the Red Hawks pitching five solid innings. In the sixth, Rodriguez got into a little trouble as she her arm strength began to wane. Biola was able to put the tying run on second with two outs. Krystal Shaw came off the bench in relief, nabbing the final out in five pitches.
Simpson’s final game was against the NAIA’s top ranked team, California Baptist University. The Red Hawks have faced the Lancers twice already this season, losing both times. The game started off rough as Cal Baptist put up six runs by the sixth inning. The end of the game was postponed due to rain. The teams will finish the final two innings Saturday morning. After a short intermission, Simpson and Cal Baptist will meet for the second match of the tournament.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.