Red Hawks lose first two conference games
Simpson University Sports News
CALDWELL, Idaho. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team kicked off their conference schedule against the Coyotes form College of Idaho in a doubleheader on Sunday, March 4. Unfortunately, the Red Hawks lost both games. They lost game one 6-4 and game two 12-4.
Game one featured a pitching matchup between Chad Yeggy for the Coyotes and Scott McKeen for the Red Hawks. The Coyotes jumped out to an early lead by scoring two runs in the first and third innings. The Red Hawks chipped away at that lead, when Angel Marti's RBI single in the fourth gave the Red Hawks their first run of the game. They would add another in the sixth inning, when Marti scored on a throwing error by Coyotes' catcher Cameron Packham, making the score 4-2 Coyotes. The Coyotes scored one run in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings to double their lead to four runs. The Red Hawks had a late surge in the eighth inning, when Kris Warner scored on a throwing error and Daveron Ross' RBI single brought home Garrett Barnett. However, these runs were not enough, and the Coyotes held on for the 6-4 win. McKeen (3-2) earned the loss, pitching eight innings and allowing five earned runs on 10 hits. Yeggy (4-0) earned the win, allowing just two earned runs on six hits in 7.2 innings of work. Joshua Corson went 2-for-4 in the game, scoring a run. Barnett went 1-for-2, with an RBI and a run.
Game two featured Joshua Orr on the mound for the Coyotes and Adrian DeMar for the Red Hawks. The Red Hawks scored first, when Graig Lonergan singled in the second inning to drive in Mitch Garcia. After that, the Coyotes were all over the Red Hawks, scoring two runs in the second, fours in the third, and four more in the fifth to put the game out of reach for the Red Hawks. Coyotes’ third baseman Jeffrey Harris went 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and scoring two runs. DeMar (2-1) earned the loss, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits in 4.1 innings of work. Orr(4-1) earned the win, allowing just one run through six innings of work. Matthew Alton went 2-for-4 for the Red Hawks, with two RBI in the loss for the Red Hawks.
The Red Hawks’ season record drops to 9-9 on the season, and they fall to 0-2 in the conference. They will look to get back above .500 tomorrow, when they complete the four-game series against the Coyotes with the doubleheader scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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