Lady Red Hawks defeat Judson and advance to semi-finals
Simpson University Sports News
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Simpson University softball team defeated Judson University 5-2 on Friday, May 14 in the NCCAA Softball World Series to advance to the semi-final game.
Simpson scored two runs in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead. Paige Gomez hit a single to right field, which allowed Morgan Davis to score. On the next at bat, Corinne Alexander grounded out but still recorded a RBI as Gomez scored from third.
In the third inning, Alexander hit a single up the middle allowing Stefanie Singh to score for a 3-0 lead.
Judson responded in the bottom of the third when Nicole Dimiceli hit a double down the left line allowing Carrie Sensor to score bringing the score to a 3-1 Simpson lead.
The Lady Red Hawks scored runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to increase their lead to 5-1. Nicole Hutchins scored from third on a fielding error by Judson College’s shortstop in the fourth inning. Liz Mesa scored an unearned run in the fifth.
Judson tried to rally in the bottom of the sixth by scoring one more run, but they couldn’t close the gap. Simpson defeated Judson 5-2.
Haley Rodriguez was the winning pitcher allowing four hits and one run. She struck out one batter.
Alexander went 2-for-3 from the plate with two RBIs. Gomez was 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Davis and Singh each recorded a run, and Nicki Feuerbach went 1-for-4 from the plate.
Simpson returns to action Friday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the NCCAA Softball World Series semi-finals. The winner will advance to the championship game on Saturday, May 15.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.