Red Hawks barely edged out by CSU Stanislaus

Simpson University Sports News


TURLOCK, Calif. - Simpson University's men's baseball team traveled to Turlock, Calif., to face non-conference opponent CSU Stanislaus on Saturday, April 23.The two-game series was a battle for both teams, but the Warriors came out victorious in both matches. They won game one 7-6 in extra innings and game two 4-3.

In game one, Stanislaus took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Simpson tied the game in the top of the second when junior Garrett Barnett scored on junior Graig Lonergan's single to left field. The Warriors had a 4-1 lead going into the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth, Simpson scored five runs to go ahead 6-4. Junior Matthew Alton scored on junior Angel Marti's single to right field. Junior Josh Corson hit a double which brought home Lonergan, Marti, and sophomore Kris Warner. Corson scored when junior Daveron Ross singled to left. Stanislaus tied the game in the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.

Junior Adrian DeMar was the losing pitcher. He pitched two innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Marti went 1-for-5 from the plate and had one run and one RBI. Corson went 3-for-5 with one run ad three RBI. Barnett went 2-for-4 with one run. Lonergan was 2-for-5 with one run. Warner scored one run.

In game two, the Red Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Ross scored on junior Chuck Matthey's double down the right field line, Stanislaus took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third. Simpson regained the lead (3-2) in the top of the eighth when Corson scored on a fielding error. Ross scored his second run of the game when Matthey singled up the middle. The Warriors scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings to win 4-3.

Junior Josh Weise was the losing pitcher. He pitched 0.2 innings and gave up three hits and one run. Corson went 1-for-5 with one run. Ross went 2-for-3 with two runs. Matthey had two RBI.

Simpson returns to conference play in a doubleheader against OIT on Sunday, May 1. The game will be held at Tiger Field in Redding, Calif., at 4 p.m. This will be the last conference series of the season and will determine NAIA West Region playoff seeding and standing for the Red Hawks.

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