Red Hawks start SoCal road trip with three losses
Simpson University Sports News
IRVINE, Calif. - The Simpson University women's softball team finished off a busy month on Wednesday, Feb. 29, when they dropped all three of their games to the Eagles of Concordia University-Irvine. The Red Hawks lost game one 11-3, game two 7-3 and game three 10-0.
Game one was the completion of a halted game that started in Redding, Calif., earlier this month. It was picked up in the fourth inning with the Red Hawks trailing 7-3. The Eagles added four more runs to their tally in the top of the fifth inning to propel them to a 11-3 victory. Red Hawks starter Trinity Cuff pitched all five innings, allowing seven earned runs on nine hits. She received the loss, putting her season record at 2-4. The Red Hawk only managed three hits in the game. Corinne Alexander was the only Red Hawk to get an RBI in the game, going 1-for-2 with an RBI.
In game two, Morgan Davis was the starting pitcher for the Red Hawks. She faced Eagle starter Brittani McGue. Concordia jumped out early. They scored five runs in the first inning. The scoring spree was sparked by a lead-off home run from Eagle first baseman Katie Carson. Eagle center fielder Bryana Simpson also contributed with a two-RBI double in the inning. In the third inning, Simpson’s Aleisha Brown singled up the middle to score two runners. However in the bottom half of the inning, the Eagles stopped any momentum with a solo shot from Alicia Lucatero. The Red Hawks eventually fell 7-3, with Davis getting the loss and McGue improving her record to 5-1 on the season. Brown finished the game 1-for-4 with two RBI.
Game three lasted only five innings. The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and six in the third inning. The Red Hawks were not able to get on the scoreboard and managed only one hit in the game. Amanda Crocker was on the mound for the Red Hawks; she faced Katie Cotta, who was outstanding. Davis started the game with a single, but after that it was all Cotta. Cotta earned the win, allowing just the one hit while striking out eight. She improved her season record to 5-0. Crocker was saddled with the loss allowing 10 runs (five earned) in four innings of work. The Eagles were led by Amanda Fama, who went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI and two runs.
The losses drop the Red Hawks’ season record to 8-10. They will look to get back to their winning ways on Thursday, March 1, when they continue their road trip with a doubleheader against the Lions from Vanguard University. The first game is set to start at 1:30 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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