Simpson loses doubleheader to Patten
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team hosted the Lions from Patten University on Friday, April 6, in a doubleheader. The Lions won both games; they won game one 3-0 and game two 9-5.
In game one Scott McKeen took the mound against Lions’ starter Isaac Duran. The game was a struggle for the Red Hawks, as they only managed two hits in the game. The Lions scored twice in the third inning and once in the seventh. They were able to hold that lead for the 3-0 win. Duran earned the win, allowing just two hits. McKeen got the loss, pitching nine innings and allowing three runs (two unearned) on seven hits. The Red Hawks only offense came from Kris Warner and Matthew Alton, who were both 1-for-3.
In game two, Rick Hogan pitched for the Red Hawks against Lions starter Michael Whiteside. The Lions scored twice in the first, before the Red Hawks three times in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Their first run came when Chad Alden was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Then back-to-back passed balls score Joshua Corson and Daveron Ross to make the score 3-2 Red Hawks after the first inning. The Lions tied the game in the top of the second and took the lead in the fourth inning with two runs and one run in both the fifth and sixth innings to make it 7-3 Lions. The Red Hawks chipped away at the lead in the seventh, when Chuck Matthey scored on a wild pitch and Warner scored on a Ross ground out to bring them back within two (7-5). Unfortunately, the Red Hawks couldn't come all the way back and the Lions added two more runs to win 9-5. Whiteside earned the win for the Lions, pitching seven innings and allowing five runs. Hogan got the loss for the Red Hawks, going 3.2 innings and allowing five runs (four earned). Alden was 1-for-4 with an RBI for the Red Hawks.
The Red Hawks’ record is now 18-22 and 3-14 in the NAIA West after the pair of losses. They will finish off the four-game series against the Lions with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 7, at Tiger Field at noon.
Written by Dan Anderson
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