Red Hawks slammed by Masters
Simpson University Sports News
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team was looking to turn their win yesterday into a winning streak today as they took on Mustangs from The Master’s College. However, the Mustang’s had other plans and crushed the Red Hawks 15-1.
It was a pitching matchup that featured Mustangs' ace junior Andrew Work and the season debut of Daniel Chavez for the Red Hawks.
The Mustangs jumped on Chavez early putting up three runs in the first inning. The highlight of the inning was Spencer Downs' two-run home run. They added another in the second inning before putting up three more runs in the fourth inning, which included a two-RBI double from Bryan Lucas.
The Red Hawks scored their only run of the contest in the top of the sixth inning when Garrett Barnett was hit by a pitch and stole second to put him into scoring position. Matthew Alton continued his hot start to the season with a single to center field to score Barnett to make the score 7-1.
The Mustangs added one in the bottom of the sixth, four runs in the bottom of the seventh and three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game out of reach for the Red Hawks.
Chavez (0-1) was hit with the loss. He made it through only four innings and allowed 10 hits and seven runs. He struck out eight batters. The Red Hawks' bullpen also struggled as Joshua Yachinich, Andrew Hatfield and Joshua Gilmore combined to pitch four innings allowing five hits, eight runs, and nine walks. Work (1-0) earned the win for the Mustangs in six innings of work. He allowed five hits and just one run, while striking out six batters.
Alton was 1-for-2 on the day with an RBI accounting for all of the Red Hawks offense. Lucas was the star man for the Mustangs going 2-for-4 with four RBI, a walk, and two runs.
The loss drops the Red Hawks' season record to 1-3. They will finish their three game series against the Mustangs on Saturday, Jan. 28 with a doubleheader, which starts at 11 a.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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