Simpson falls short in second game of doubleheader to Patten
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team hosted a doubleheader against the Lions from Patten University on Saturday. It was a long day with a lot of offense, but it was the Lions who had the better of it, winning game one 9-7 and game two 15-11 in 12 innings.
Matt Hart started the game for the Red Hawks in game one taking on Jason Kellar. The Lions scored first in the 1st inning before the Red Hawks would tie it up in the 2nd when Graig Longergan hit a RBI single. Patten would score three in the 4th and one in the 5th giving themselves a 5-1 lead. The Red Hawks would chip away at that scoring one in each of the 5th, 6th and 7th innings before taking the lead when they scored 3 in the 8th going up 7-5. Unfortunately, the Red Hawks allowed the Lions to score 4 times on a grand slam which would give the Lions a lead they wouldn't relinquish winning the game 9-7.
In game two the Lions sent Sean Rogers to the mound to take on Red Hawk starter Joshua Yachinich. The runs came early and often in this one as the Lions scored twice in the 1st inning before the Red Hawks scored once in their half of the 1st on Garrett Barnett solo home run. The Red Hawks would take the lead in the 2nd inning when Alden scored on a Kris Warner ground out and Longergan scored on an Angel Marti single to make it 3-2 Red Hawks after 2 innings. The Lions would then put up 5 in the 3rd inning to make it 7-3 Lions. With the Red Hawks behind they would chip away at the lead scoring once in the 3rd and twice in the 4th and 5th. The Lions also added one each in the 4th and 5th to make the score 9-8 Lions after 5 innings. The Lions then would add another in the 7th before the Red Hawks would tie it up when Marti had a RBI single in the 7th and Chad Alden had a RBI single in the 8th to tie it up at 10. They game would then go to extra innings with the Red Hawks having chances in the 10th and 11th to end it but just couldn't finish off the Lions. The Lions would make the Red Hawks pay as they scored 5 times in the top of the 12 inning. The Red Hawks would counter with 1 but that would be all and they would fall 15-11.
The Red Hawks record now falls to 18-24 on the season. They will travel to take on Menlo College in Atherton, Calif next Saturday. It will be a doubleheader starting at noon kicking-off a 4 game series between the two teams.
Written by Dan Anderson
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.