University of British Columbia defeats Simpson in extra innings

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's men's baseball team started their Cascade Conference season with a heartbreaking loss to the visiting University of British Columbia on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in Redding, Calif. Both teams battled hard, but it was the University of British Columbia that came away with the 8-7 victory in extra innings.

The Red Hawks had a 6-2 lead going into the eighth inning. The University of British Columbia exploded for five runs in the top of the eighth to take the 7-6 lead. Simpson responded in the bottom of the eighth by scoring one run to tie the game. A scoreless ninth inning forced the game to go into extra innings. The University of British Columbia scored one run in the top of the 10th to take the 8-7 lead. Simpson was unable to answer in the bottom of the inning, and the University of British Columbia went home with the win.

Junior Josh Corson went 1-for-5 with one run and 3 RBI, and junior Chuck Matthey went 1-for-4 with one run and two RBI. Senior Rico Adams had a solid performance consisting of going 2-for-3 from the plate, scoring two runs, and driving two runs in. Junior Angel Marti scored two runs.

The Red Hawks return to action in a three game series against Willamette University starting on Friday, Feb. 18 at Tiger Field in Redding, Calif. The first pitch is set to be thrown at 7 p.m.

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