Simpson swept by Corban on the road
Simpson University Sports News
SALEM, Ore. - Simpson University men’s baseball team traveled to Salem, Ore., for a two-day four-game series against Corban University on April 20-21. Corban swept the series.
On Saturday, April 20, game one remained scoreless for the first two innings, as both teams could not get on base. Red Hawk first baseman Tyler Provost was the only player to get on a bag in those innings. Corban put the first points on the board first off a wild pitch from Simpson’s Nick Mikkelson. Making to make the score 1-0 in the third inning. Corban scored another run and came away with the 2-0 victory.
The second game ended with another 2-0 Warrior win. Corban scored two runs in the first inning and no other runs were scored afterward. The only potential scoring opportunity came from Red Hawk shortstop Kris Warner who was tagged out at home on a fielder’s choice. The Red Hawks had two-hit showings from catcher Elden Whisman and Adams.
In game one on April 21, the Warriors scored three runs off a double and triple in the first. In the fifth inning, the Warriors scored one more run to take the 4-0 lead. Warner scored Simpson’s first run off the weekend in the sixth inning, when Provost hit the ball deep into left field. In the seventh, the Red Hawks scored two runs, as Adams hit a groundout to second base sending pinch-runner Joshua Hooley home. Cole scored off a Warner singled, making the score 4-3. In the bottom of the seventh, Corban scored one more run and earned the 5-3 victory.
In the last game of the series, the Red Hawks showed great defense, as they held the Warriors scoreless until the sixth inning. The Warriors scored one run in the sixth and two in the seventh to take the 3-0 lead. Corban kept the Red Hawks scoreless and finished the game with a 3-0 win. Whisman, Provost, and Cole each went 1-for-3 at the plate, and Warner led defensively with five assists.
The Red Hawks now have an overall record of 3-38 (1-23 in conference). They will look to bounce back on Saturday, April 27, when they host the Owls of Oregon Institute of Technology.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.