Simpson blows past Biola

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team was in action on Friday, Feb. 17, as they took on the Eagles from Biola University. The Red Hawks scored early and often and defeated the Eagles 8-1.

Adrian DeMar was the starter for the Red Hawks, and Kevin Ryan started for the Eagles.

The Red Hawks did not waste any time getting on the score board, as the put up three runs in the bottom of the first. Garett Barnett's triple scored Angel Marti to get the scoring started for the Red Hawks. The Red Hawks tacked on two more, when Barnett scored on a passed ball and Davron Ross scored on a wild pitch.

Ryan's pitching struggles continued in the third inning, when Joshua Corson scored on another wild pitch to make it 4-0 Red Hawks.

The Eagles scored their lone run on a Nick Covyeau home run in the top of the fourth inning.

The Red Hawks added to more runs in the bottom of the fifth on some heads-up base running from Barnett. Phillip Ramos scored on yet another wild pitch.

Corson saved at least two runs in the sixth inning, when he made a great diving stop with the bases loaded to keep the Eagles from mounting a comeback. In the bottom half of the sixth, the Red Hawks added their last two runs. Corson’s single scored Graig Lonergan, and Marti scored on a sacrifice fly, making it 8-1 Red Hawks.

DeMar earned the win for the Red Hawks. He pitched six innings and struck out eight, while allowing just one run on five hits. Ryan was hit with the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) in five innings of work.

Barnett went 2-for-2 with an RBI and scored two runs, and Marti also scored twice in the win for the Red Hawks. The Eagles didn't have much offense. Vinnie Fayard accounted for two of the Eagles’ five hits and went 2-for-4. Covyeau accounted for the Eagles’ only run with his solo shot.

The win improves the Red Hawks’ record to 9-5 on the season. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Red Hawks will play a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. against Biola. In the second game, they will take on the Thunderbirds from University of British Columbia at 2:30 p.m.


Written by Dan Anderson

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