Simpson struggles against Warriors
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team had a tough day on Saturday, March 10, against the Warriors from Lewis-Clark State. The Red Hawks struggled to get anything going offensively, as the dropped both games of the doubleheader. They lost game one 18-2 and game two 6-2.
Matthew Hart took the ball for the Red Hawks in game one, facing off against Anthony Armanino. The Warriors jumped out quick in the first inning, scoring three times on an Alfonso Casilla’s 3-run home run. The Red Hawks brought the game back within one in the bottom half of the inning, when Angel Marti hit a two-run home run to make the score 3-2. Unfortunately for the Red Hawks, they only scored those two runs, while the Warriors went on to score multiple runs in every inning that followed with the exception of the 2nd and 6th inning. It all added up to an 18-2 win for the visiting Warriors. Hart only lasted 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, and he received the loss. Marti was the bright spot in an otherwise dismal performance for the Red Hawks, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
Game two was a bit more competitive, with Rick Hogan on the mound against Michael Noteware. Hogan had a solid outing, but Noteware was outstanding. He did not give up his first hit until the seventh inning. The Warriors led 4-0 going into the bottom of the seventh, when Matthew Alton doubled to score Josh Corson. The Warriors added one more run both the eighth and ninth innings. The Red Hawks did score one run of their own in the bottom of the ninth on a Alton single, but again the Red Hawks and fell shot and lost the game 6-2. Hogan earned the loss, going seven innings and allowing four runs on eight hits. Noteware earned the win, allowing just four hits and one run in eight innings of work. Alton finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI.
The Red Hawks now are 10-13 on the season and 1-6 in conference play. The will finish the four-game series with the Warriors Sunday, March 11, at noon.
Written by Dan Anderson
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.