Red Hawks split second doubleheader
Simpson University Sports News
CALDWELL, Idaho. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team split a doubleheader against the Coyotes from College of Idaho on Monday, winning the first one 9-4 before dropping the second game 9-1.
In game one it was Matthew Hart on the mound for the Red Hawks taking on Zachary Fabricius for the Coyotes. The Red Hawks scored early and often as they put up five runs in the first four innings, taking a 5-0 lead. Daveron Ross had a RBI single in the first to take the lead, while Joshua Corson accounted for two runs in the second inning with his two RBI single up the middle. The Coyotes would bring it within two runs when they scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth. However, the Red Hawks would put it out of reach in the eighth inning when they added four more highlighted by a Garrett Barnett two RBI double down the left field line. Hart (3-2) earned the win for the Red Hawks allowing just three runs on nine hits while striking out seven batters in six innings of work. Fabricius (3-1) is tagged with the loss, giving up five runs on ten hits in 6.2 innings. Joshua Yachinich earns his first save of the year in this one for the Red Hawks, pitching three innings in relief, allowing one run on three hits. Corson was 2-4 with three RBI and Ross was 3-4 with two RBI for the Red Hawks.
Game two was a different story as Andrew Douglas was on the mound for the Red Hawks, taking on Taylor Nicholson for the Coyotes. The Coyotes were all over Douglas early, scoring six times in the first inning. The Coyotes stole 11 bases in the game without being caught. The Coyotes would stretch their lead to 9-0 until the Red Hawks finally got on the board in the 9th inning, scoring their only run on a Ross sacrifice fly which scored Corson. Douglas gets the loss, going 3.2 innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits. Nicholson gets the win for the Coyotes, allowing no runs and just three hits through eight innings. Corson accounted for two of the Red Hawks' four hits going 2-3 in this one.
The Red Hawks season record is now 10-10 with their conference record going to 1-3 on the season. They will now return home to host the Warriors from Lewis-Clark State College on Friday with first pitch scheduled at 4:30 pm. out at Tiger Field.
Written by Dan Anderson
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