Simpson gains win over OIT in final series of the season
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - On Tuesday, April 9, Simpson University men’s baseball team hosted the Owls of Oregon Institute of Technology for their final four-game series of the season on April 27-April 28. Simpson went 1-3 in the series.
In the first game on Saturday, April 27, Simpson fell behind 3-0 after the fifth inning but took a 4-3 lead after scoring four runs in the sixth. Senior first baseman Tyler Provost scored Simpson’s first run when teammate Richard Asdourian was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Shortstop Kris Warner doubled to deep left-center field, allowing Asdourian, center fielder Cameron Cole, and right fielder Harold Adams to score. The Owls regained the lead by scoring two more runs over the course of the game. The Red Hawks were unable to answer, and the Owls got the 6-4 victory.
Game two on Saturday resulted in a 12-8 Red Hawks loss. Adams scored three runs, designated hitter Michael Ryan scored two runs, and first basemen Robert Nadalsky, left fielder Dylan Mumford, and Cole each scored one run each. Adams, Warner, Ryan, Asdourian, and Mumford all earned RBIs.
In game one on Sunday, April 28, Simpson took an early lead by scoring two runs in the third inning. Alex Lee hit a two-run home run to make it a 2-0 Simpson lead. In the sixth inning, Lee scored on a Provost single up the middle to bring Simpson’s lead to 3-2. The Owls made a comeback by scoring four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 6-3 lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Simpson mounted a four-run comeback to win 7-6. Catcher Jody Robertson scored the first run of the inning, when pinch hitter Elden Whisman was walked with the bases loaded. Cole scored when Warner was also walked with the bases loaded. Right fielder Jordan Eads scored on an OIT wild pitch to tie the game at 6-6. Pinch runner Michael Edlund scored off a Provost single up the middle to give the Red Hawks a 7-6 victory.
In the final game of the four-game series, the Red Hawks lost 16-14. After trailing by 10 in an early 11-1 run by the Owls, Simpson eagerly answered with putting more runs on the scoreboard. Simpson scored six runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and seventh, three in the eighth and two in ninth. Warner, Lee, Josh Hooley, Nadalsky, Provost, Mumford, Cole and Eads all scored runs. Warner, Lee, Whisman, Nadalsky, Provost, Ruiz, Mumford, Cole and Eads all had RBIs.
The Red Hawks ended the 2013 baseball season with an overall record of 3-40 and a conference record of 1-25. They will look to return in the next season stronger than ever.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.