Lady Red Hawks split double-header with Menlo
Simpson University Sports News
04.21.2012Simpson University women's softball team was in action on Saturday afternoon when the took on the Oaks from Menlo College in a doubleheader. The Oaks took game one 8-7 before the Red Hawks came back to take game two 2-1.
Hayley Rodriguez was the starter for the Red Hawks in game taking on Jessica Cobb for the Oaks. Menlo jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first before the Red Hawks would answer with one in the 4th when Corinne Alexander homered. The Oaks answered with one of their own in the 4th to make it 3-1 Oaks. The Red Hawks then scored 6 times in the 6th inning including RBI singles from Nicole Hutchins, Morgan Davis, Aleisha Brown and Nicki Feuerbach to give the Red Hawks a 7-3 lead. Not to be out done the Oaks scored 5 times in the bottom of the 6th and would hold on for the 8-7 win. Rodriguez is hit with the loss allowing 8 runs on 15 hits in 7 innings. Tricia Davidson is the winner in relief only pitching a third of an inning. Hutchins was 2-3 with 2 RBI and Feuerbach was was 1-4 with 2 RBI.
Davison would start game two for the Oaks against Morgan Davis for the Red Hawks. This time the Red Hawks opened up the scoring with another Alexander homer in the 2nd inning to make it 1-0. The Oaks would tie it up at 1-1 in the 3rd innings. Then the Red Hawks the would deal the decisive blow in the 4th inning when Alexander hit her 2nd home run of the game and 3rd on the day. The Oaks couldn't get anything going after that and the Red Hawks hold on for the 2-1 victory. Davis is the winner allowing just 1 run (0 earned) in 7 innings on 5 hits. Davidson is the loser as she gives up 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings. Alexander was 2-2 with 2 HR, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored with a walk.
The Red Hawks record now stands at 22-23 overall and 9-4 in the Cal Pac. They will travel home tomorrow to host the Cal State San Marcos Cougars in a doubleheader starting at noon.
Written by Dan Anderson
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