Patten edges out Simpson

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's men's baseball team took on Patten University on Sunday, March 6 in game two of three-game weekend series. After losing the first game on Saturday, March 5, Patten came away with two victories on Sunday. They won game one 3-2 and won game two 9-1. Game three was postponed due to rain.

Patten took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Simpson tied the game at one in the bottom of the fourth when junior Daveron Ross drove in junior Josh Corson. Patten took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning. Patten added another run in the top of the seventh inning to take the 3-1 lead. The Red Hawks tried to mount a comeback in the bottom of the seventh when Ross scored on junior Garrett Barnett's single to center field, but it wasn't enough. Patten went away with the 3-2 victory.

Senior Dustin Stoddard was the losing pitcher for Simpson. He pitched six innings and allowed two hits and three runs. Junior Daniel Chavez pitched the seventh inning. He only allowed one run.

In game two, Patten defeated Simpson 9-1. Senior Chris Moody scored Simpson's only run. He scored in the bottom of the fourth inning on a Patten wild throw. Junior Scott McKeen was the losing pitcher for Simpson. He pitched 3.2 innings and allowed four hits and four runs.

Simpson returns to action on Saturday, March 12 against conference opponent Menlo College at Tiger Field in Redding, Calif. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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