Simpson breaks conference losing streak against Concordia-Portland

Simpson University Sports News

03.21.2012

REDDING, Calif. - After rain washed away the scheduled doubleheader on Sunday, March 25, between the Red Hawks' men's baseball team and the Cavaliers from Concordia University-Portland, the teams did get one game in on Sunday night. The Red Hawks came out victorious by a score of 4-0.

The Red Hawks sent Scott McKeen to the mound to face Cavalier starter Larsen Kohler. The Red Hawks scored in the first inning, when lead-off man Joshua Corson hit a home run over the left field fence off the first pitch he saw to make it 1-0 Red Hawks. The Red Hawks added two more runs in the fourth inning, when Phillip Ramos' sacrifice fly scored Garrett Barnett and Chad Alden followed that up with an RBI single. Then in the next inning, the Red Hawks added another insurance run, when Corson scored again on a ground out from Barnett. The Cavilers did get some runners on and in threatening positions, but great pitching from McKeen and some outstanding defense got the Red Hawks out of every jam without damage. McKeen earned the win for the Red Hawk, with his third complete game shutout of the season. He allowed allowed no runs on nine hits in nine innings and struck out six batters. Kohler earned the loss for the Cavilers in eight innings of work, allowing three earned runs on eight hits. Corson was 2-for-4 with a home run, RBI and two runs, while Barnett also went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run.

The Red Hawks’ record improves to 11-17 on the season and 2-11 in conference play. They will have a busy Monday, as they will try and fit in three games on March 26, against the Cavilers with first pitch scheduled at 9 a.m.

 

Written by Dan Anderson

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