Simpson opens season with loss to APU

Simpson University Sports News


AZUSA, Calif. - Simpson University's men's baseball team started a five game Southern California road trip with an 8-3 loss to the Azusa Pacific Cougars on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The Red Hawks took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but Azusa quickly answered back by scoring three runs in the bottom of the same inning to tie the game at three. The Cougars took a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning and never looked back. They finished out the game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth to win 8-3.

All three Simpson runs were scored off senior Chris Moody's three-run home run in the third inning. Juniors Josh Corson and Daveron Ross scored off Moody's blast. Corson went 1-for-3 in the game with run one scored. Ross and Moody both went 2-for-4 with one run scored.

Alex Ring and Anthony Rodriguez scored five of APU's eights runs. Ring went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Ring went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Senior Brad Hurn was the starting pitcher for Simpson. He gave up five hits and three runs in four innings of work. Junior Daniel Chavez relived Hurn and pitched for three innings. He gave up four hits and three runs. He was credited with the loss. Junior Adrian DeMar pitched the eighth inning and gave up two hits and two runs.

Simpson and Azusa face off again on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The first pitch is set to be thrown at 5:30 p.m. The Red Hawks continue their road trip by competing against Cal Baptist on Jan. 27-28.

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