Simpson loses four-game series to Warriors
Simpson University Sports News
LEWISTON, Idaho. - Simpson University men’s baseball team traveled to Lewiston, Idaho, to participate in a four-game series against Cascade Collegiate Conference leader Lewis-Clark State College on April 13-14. The Red Hawks lost all four games. One day one they lost 3-2 and 13-0. On day two, they lost 19-2 and 4-2.
In the first game on Saturday, April 13, all scores came in the second inning, and the Warriors ended the game with a 3-2 victory. Simpson’s two runs came off a Cameron Cole double to center field, which scored sophomore Elden Whisman and junior Alex Lee. Juniors Cody Lavelli, Ryan Sells, and Brian Corliss each scored a run for the Warriors.
In the second game, the Red Hawks remained scoreless as the Warriors took a 13-0 victory. Defensively, shortstop Kris Warner and third baseman Richard Asdourian led the Red Hawks in assists with three apiece. Lee had two assists.
In the first game on Sunday, April 14, the Warriors scored six runs off of Red Hawk pitcher Cameron Imhoff to take a 6-0. In the fourth, the Red Hawks got on the board, when first baseman Tyler Provost and designated hitter Jonathon Ruiz scored off hits by Harold Adams and Asdourian. The score remained 6-2 until the fifth inning, when the Warriors scored three more runs giving them a 9-2 victory.
In the second game, the Warriors were caught off guard for majority of the game due to Red Hawks pitcher Joshua Graves. Graves’ height (6’10”) took the Warriors by surprise, and they had trouble adjusting to his pitches.
According to the LCSC Athletics page, Graves took even the coaching staff by surprise.
“He was throwing a couple of different pitches for strikes, and we made zero adjustments at the plate,” said Lewis-Clark State coach Jeremiah Robbins. “When you’re chasing pitches up in the zone against a guy that tall, you’re not going to have much success.”
Due to Graves’ pitching, the Red Hawks led 2-0 for the majority of the game. Simpson’s two runs came in the second, when Robert Nadalsky and Ruiz scored off a Cole hit down the right field line. Cole finished the game with two RBIs. The Warriors scored one run in the fifth inning to bring the score to 2-1. The Red Hawks maintained the lead until the eighth inning, when the Warriors scored three runs to give them the 4-2 win.
Written by Nichole Jones
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