Red Hawk offense struggles against Corban
Simpson University Sports News
SALEM, Ore. - The Simpson University women's softball team was in action on Wednesday, March 7, in a doubleheader against the Warriors from Corban College. It was a slow day for the Red Hawk offense, which only managed to score a total of two runs on the day. Simpson lost game one 4-1 and game two 7-1.
In game one, Simpson’s Hayley Rodriguez pitched against Corban’s Amy Greenough. Both pitchers started out well, holding both offenses scoreless until the Warriors finally broke through in the fourth. Emma Winckler hit a solo home run to put the Warriors ahead 1-0. Corban added three runs to their lead in the fifth inning. The Red Hawks scored their only run in the seventh inning, when Morgan Davis singled to score Katie Eiler. Rodriguez (5-8) earned the loss for the Red Hawks. She allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings of work. Greenough (5-1) earned the win and pitched a complete game. She allowed one run and five hits. Davis went 1-for-4 in the game with an RBI, and Shaley Madruga went 1-for-2 in the game.
Trinity Cuff took on Jessica Slate in the starting pitching match-up in game two. The Warriors scored one run in the second and third innings to take an early 2-0 lead. The Red Hawks answered in the fourth inning, when Brooke Quaife homered to left center field to bring the Red Hawks back within a run. The Warriors stopped any momentum, as the scored five in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach for the Red Hawks. Cuff (2-7) allowed seven runs (six earned) and nine hits in four innings, getting the loss. Slate (5-1) earned the win for the Warriors, going the distance and allowing five hits and just one run. With the win, the Warriors continue their fantastic start improving to 14-3 on the season.
The Red Hawks are now 10-18 on the season. They will continue their Oregon trip on Thursday, March 8, in a doubleheader against the Beacons from Northwest Christian University in Eugene. The first pitch is scheduled at 2 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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