Lady Red Hawks split two-game series with Royals
Simpson University Sports News
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Simpson University women's softball team continued their Southern California road trip in a doubleheader against the Royals from Hope International University on Monday, March 25. The teams split the series, with game one going to the Royals 5-2 and game two going to the Red Hawks 7-1.
The Red Hawks started game one with Emily Stokes pitching against Hope’s Liz Gonzalez. Hope got on the board in the third inning, when they scored four runs to take 4-0 lead. They added another run in fifth inning to make it 5-0. The Red Hawks attempted a comeback in the seventh inning. Morgan Davis hit an RBI double to score Marisa Marmolejo, and then Chelsea Dunn singled to score Chelsea Espinosa. Those were the only runs the Red Hawks managed, and they fell 5-2. Stokes got the loss, allowing five runs on 10 hits in four innings. Gonzalez earned the win, allowing two runs (0 earned) on seven hits in seven innings. Davis finished 3-for-3 in the game with a RBI.
In game two, Red Hawk Hayley Rodriguez pitched against Janelle Medor for the Royals. The Red Hawks scored first, when a Cherie DeJesus RBI double brought home Noel Montes. Hope tied the game up 1-1 in the bottom of the second. The Red Hawks took control of the game by scoring six unanswered runs in the fifth and seventh innings. In the fifth inning, Kara Wall’s RBI ground rule double scored Davis, and DeJesus' RBI double scored Montes. The Red Hawks scored four runs in the seventh on a DeJesus three RBI home run, which scored Espinosa and Dunn., and a Cierra Hammons single, which scored Ryan Norton. Rodriguez earned the win, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings of work. Medor got hit with the loss, allowing six earned runs on 12 hits in seven innings. DeJesus finished the game 3-for-4 with five RBIs and a run scored, and Wall was 3-for-4 with a RBI.
Simpson continues their road trip in a doubleheader against Cal State San Marcos at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
Written by Dan Anderson
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