UBC sweeps series against Simpson
Simpson University Sports News
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Red Hawks' men's baseball team finished their four-game series against the University of British Columbia on Sunday, March 18. The Thunderbirds swept the series. They won game one 10-and game two 6-3.
In game one, Simpson’s Matthew Hart pitched against Danny Britton-Foster. The Thunderbirds did not waste any time getting on the board, scoring three runs in the first inning. Britton-Foster gave up two hits in the first inning but held the Red Hawk offense to just those two hits through eight innings. During that time, the Thunderbirds added two runs in the fifth inning, one in the sixth and four in the eighth to make the score 10-0 after eight innings. The Red Hawks kept Britton-Foster from his shutout by scoring two runs in the ninth. Daveron Ross tripled, scoring Joshua Corson and Kris Warner. Unfortunately, the Red Hawks couldn't manage to score again and dropped the game 10-2. Britton-Foster earned the win for the Thunderbirds, pitching a complete game and giving up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts. Hart earned the loss, allowing nine runs (six earned) on 12 hits in seven innings of work. Corson was 2-for-4 in the loss for the Red Hawk, while Ross was 1-for-4 with two RBI.
In game two, the Red Hawks sent Joshua Yachinich to the mound to face off against Alex Graham. In this one, the Red Hawks struck first, scoring twice in the fourth inning on a Corson single that scored Angel Marti and Hart. The Thunderbirds came back to take the lead in the bottom half of the fifth, scoring four times to make it 4-2 and knocking Yachinich out of the game in the process. The Red Hawks responded in the next half inning, when Garrett Barnett singled to score Corson to bring the Red Hawks back within a run at 4-3. The Thunderbirds then scored one run in the next two innings to take the 6-3 lead. Nathan Kirby earned the win for the Thunderbirds, pitching two innings of relief and giving up two runs on two hits. Yachinich earned the loss for the Red Hawks, giving up four runs on three hits in four innings of work. He also gave up five walks. Corson had another good game at the plate going 3-for-5 with two RBI.
The Red Hawks’ record now falls to 10-17 on the season and 1-10 in the conference. They host the Beavers from Cal Tech on Wednesday, March 21, with first pitch scheduled at noon. The series will consist of two seven innings games at Tiger Field in Redding.
Written by Dan Anderson
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