Red Hawks play tripleheader against Concordia-Portland
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team completed their four-game series against the Cavaliers from Concordia University-Portland on Monday, March 26, when they played three seven-inning games. The Cavaliers got the better of the Red Hawks on the day winning game one 14-4 and game three 8-5, while the Red Hawks took game two in dramatic style 3-2 on a Joshua Corson walk-off home run.
The Red Hawks sent Matthew Hart to the mound in game one to take on Jason Snodgrass. The Cavaliers scored twice in the first inning and once in the second, and the Red Hawks scored one run in each of the first three innings making the score 3-3 after three innings. The Cavaliers seized control in the fourth inning, scoring six times and then adding four more in the sixth to put the game out of reach. The Red Hawks tacked on a run in the final inning, but it was too little too late and they fell 14-4. Hart earned the loss, allowing nine runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings. Snodgrass earned the win for the Cavaliers, allowing just three runs on five hits in five innings of work. Garrett Barnett was 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Daveron Ross was 3-for-3 in the game for the Red Hawks.
Rick Hogan took to the mound for the Red Hawks in game two, facing Cavalier starter Mitch Ludtke. This game was much closer. The Red Hawks took a narrow 1-0 lead after three innings, when Kris Warner scored on a Barnett fielder's choice. The Red Hawks doubled their lead in the fifth inning, when Philip Ramos scored on a throwing error from the Cavaliers’ first baseman to give the Red Hawks a 2-0 lead heading into the final two innings. However, the Cavaliers scored a run in each of the last two frames to tie the game up at two, setting the stage for Corson to become the hero of the game. Corson took the second pitch of his at bat over the netting in left field for the walk off victory, assuring the Red Hawks a split of the four-game series at worst. Daniel Chavez earned the win for the Red Hawks, allowing one run on three hits in 1.2 innings of relief. Cavalier reviler Jared Young was hit with the loss, giving up just Corson's home run in his 2/3 of an inning. Corson finished the game 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Robert Nadalsky also had a solid game going 3-for-3.
Young had to shake off his game two loss because he was the Cavilers’ starting pitcher in game three. He faced off against Simpson’s Joshua Yachinich. The Red Hawks seemed to be in control of this game, as the scored in the second inning on a passed ball, the third inning on a Barnett single up the middle, and in the fourth inning on a throwing error to make the score 3-0 in favor Red Hawks heading into the fifth inning. The Cavaliers came storming back, scoring four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to give them a 8-3 lead. The Red Hawks scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, when Ross singled to score Warner and Alex Araiza singled to score Corson. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough for the Red Hawks, and they fell 8-5. Yachinich earned the loss, giving up four runs on six hits in 4.2 innings of work. Eric Weir earned the win for the Cavaliers in his four innings of relief, giving up three runs on seven hits. Ross was 1-for-1 with an RBI for the Red Hawk,s while Araiza was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
The Red Hawk are now 14-19 on the season and 3-12 in conference. They will be in action again on Wednesday, March 28t when they host the Golden Eagles from La Sierra University out at Tiger Field with first pitch scheduled at 2 pm.
Written by Dan Anderson
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