Simpson sweeps series against Corban
Simpson University Sports News
SALEM, Ore. - The Simpson University women's softball team was on the road on Saturday, March 2, when the traveled to take on the Corban University Warriors in a two game series. Simpson swept the series, winning 5-0 and 7-6.
Emily Stokes started the first game for the Red Hawks. She pitched against Warrior pitcher Amy Greenough. The Red Hawks scored in the top of the third, when Aleisha Brown singled to score Marisa Marmolejo to give Simpson a 1-0 lead. The Red Hawks doubled their lead in the fifth inning, when Nicole Hutchins scored after Chelsea Dunn grounded out to make it 2-0. In top of the seventh, Simpson scored three more runs. Morgan Davis, Dunn, and Kara Wall all hit solo home runs to bring the final score to 5-0 Red Hawks.
Stokes earned the win, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing only three hits and striking out 12. Greenough got the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in seven innings.
The Red Hawks sent Carlye Avey out to pitch against Chelsea Schriber for the Warriors in game two. The Warriors scored in the second inning on an error. The Red Hawks answered in the top of the third when Wall hit a two-run homer and Cherie DeJesus hit a solo home run to make it 3-1 Red Hawks. The Warriors tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on back-to-back doubles. The Red Hawks regained the lead back in the top of the fifth, when Noel Montes singled to right to score DeJesus. In the top of the sixth, Wall hit her third home run of the day, this time with two runners on base, to give the Red Hawks a 7-3 lead. Courtney Castronovo hit a home run of her own in the bottom of the sixth to cut the Red Hawk lead to three. The Warriors then pushed for a comeback scoring, two more in the bottom of the seventh on a two-RBI double. The Red Hawks held on to for the win, when Katie Bell came and earned the save.
Avey earned the win, going six-and-two-thirds innings, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits. Schriber got the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings.
Written by Dan Anderson
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