Simpson finishes Cougar Clash with two losses
Simpson University Sports News
SAN MARCOS, Calif. - The Simpson University women's softball team finished this weekend’s tournament play with two games against Cal State San Marcos on Sunday, March 4. Unfortunately, the Cougars dealt the Red Hawks two losses, with game one going to the Cougars 3-0 and game two going the Cougars’ way in extra innings (8-7).
Hayley Rodriguez took the ball for the Red Hawks in game one against Courtney Allen, who has been in fantastic form for the Cougars. This game was no different for Allen. She pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only five hits in the win. Rodriguez pitched well for the Red Hawks but received the loss. She pitched six innings, allowing only four hits and three earned runs. Aleisha Brown accounted for two of the Red Hawks’ five hits in the game, as she went 2-for-3.
In game two, the Cougars jumped out to a 4-0 lead on Red Hawk starter Morgan Davis after just two innings. However, the Red Hawks answered with four runs of their own in the third. The scoring was sparked by a Davis RBI double and Brooke Quaife's two-RBI single. The Cougars came right back in the bottom of the third with two more runs, making it 6-4 Cougars. The Red Hawks fought back to load the bases in the sixth inning and scored three times, when Jillian Goulart scored on an error and a Davis sacrifice fly brought home Valerie Rodriguez to tie it up at six after six innings. The game would then go into extra innings, with the international tiebreaker in effect. The Red Hawks started the eighth inning with Goulart on second. Valerie Rodriguez’s double brought her home to give the Red Hawks a 7-6 lead. Then the Cougars delivered the final blow in the bottom of the eighth scoring twice, to walk off with the 8-7.
The Red Hawks’ record falls to 10-16 on the season. They will continue their busy schedule when they travel to Salem, Ore., on Wednesday, March 7, to take on Corban College in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.