Lady Red Hawks lose to Vanguard University
Simpson University Sports News
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Simpson University softball team was defeated by Vanguard University 11-1 and 3-0 on Wednesday, March 31 at Costa Mesa, Calif.
In game one, the Red Hawks scored first when Paige Gomez hit a single up the middle which allowed Nichole Hutchins to score for a 1-0 lead. Vanguard responded in the bottom of the first with four runs to take the lead 4-1.
The Red Hawks were unable to respond to the first inning slump as Vanguard scored two runs in the second and five runs in the fourth inning for the 11-1 win.
Hutchins went 1-for-3 from the plate, and Stefanie Singh was 1-for-2 with one run and a RBI. Gomez went 1-for-1 from the plate with a RBI.
In game two, the Red Hawks played a solid defensive game holding Vanguard to only three runs, but Vanguard’s pitching shut down Simpson for the victory 3-0.
Valerie Rodriquez pitched 4.1 innings allowing five hits and three runs. Rodriquez struck out seven batters and walked two.
The Red Hawks return to action Thursday, April 1 at Concordia-Irvine University. The first pitch is set for 2 p.m. Stay up with the latest Simpson University Softball standings, schedules and box scores on the schedules and results page.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.