Red Hawks beat Cal Tech twice
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team took to the field on Wednesday, March 21, in a doubleheader against the Beavers from the California Institute of Technology. It was a good day for the Red Hawks, as they took both games. They won game one 9-4 and game two 11-3.
In game one, the Beavers scored first, scoring two runs in the first inning on wild pitches from Red Hawk starter Robert Nadalsky. The Red Hawks answered with one run in the bottom half of the inning off of Beaver starter Derek Kearney's wild pitch. The Red Hawks added three runs in the second inning and four runs in the third inning, putting the game out of reach for the Beavers. The Red Hawks scored one run in the fifth inning and held on for a 9-4 win over the Beavers. Joshua Corson was 3-for-4 in the game for the Red Hawks with three RBI, while Chad Alden went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Andrew Hatfield earned the win in relief for the Red Hawks, going two innings and allowing no hits and no runs. Kearney earned the loss for the Beavers, allowing nine runs (five earned) on nine hits in three innings of work.
In game two, Nick Mikkelson started for the Red Hawks against Albie Lavin for the Beavers. CalTech opened up the scoring, as they took a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Red Hawks took back the lead in the second inning, scoring four times. The scoring spree was highlighted by a Matthew Alton solo home run. The Red Hawks scored two more in the third and three more in the fourth. The final score of the game was 11-3 in favor of the Red Hawks. Joshua Gilmore earned the win for the Red Hawks, pitching two innings of relief and giving up just one run on two hits. Lavin earned the loss, as he went three innings and allowed nine runs (seven earned) on four hits. Garrett Barnett was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI, while Alton was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the win for the Red Hawks.
These wins put the Red Hawks’ season record at 12-17. Concordia University-Portland will be the next test for the Red Hawks. Simpson will play four games against the Cavaliers this weekend. They will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 24, with first pitch scheduled at noon out at Tiger Field.
Written by Dan Anderson
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