Simpson goes 1-1 against OIT on day one of series
Simpson University Sports News
MEDFORD, Ore. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team traveled to Oregon to take on the Owls from Oregon Tech on Saturday, March 31. It I was a mixed day, as the Red Hawks dropped the first game 6-1 before taking the second game 3-2 in 11 innings.
In game one, Scott McKeen took the mound for the Red Hawks against Owl starter Aaron Jorgensen. The Owls had a 3-0 lead before the Red Hawks scored their only run of the game in the seventh on a throwing error. The Owls added two more runs in the seventh and one more run in the eighth to win 6-1. McKeen earned the loss for the Red Hawks, giving up five runs and 10 hits in seven innings. Jorgensen earned the win for the Owls, allowing no earned runs on five hits in eight innings.
Rich Hogan was on the mound for the Red Hawks, taking on Brandon Allen of the Owls. Matthew Alton got the scoring started for Simpson in game two with a RBI single, which scored Angel Marti. The Owls came back with a run of their own in the bottom of the first. Graig Lonergan doubled to score Garett Barnett in the sixth to give the Red Hawks a 2-1 lead. That lead didn’t last long either, as the Owls tied the game up again in the bottom of the sixth. The score remained tied until the 11th inning, when Chuck Matthey singled to right to score Alton. This run gave the Red Hawks a 3-2 lead and the winning edge. Hogan pitched a strong 8.1 innings and allowed just two runs in a no decision. Daniel Chavez earned the win for the Red Hawks in 2.2 innings of work, giving up no hits and no runs. Codey Barrett was hit with the loss in 3.1 innings of relief for the Owls, giving up just one hit and one run. Alton was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
The Red Hawks’ record is now 17-20 after the split, with the four game series against the Owls scheduled to finish up on Sunday, April 1, with a doubleheader starting at noon.
Written by Dan Anderson
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