Red Hawks eliminated from tournament by Shorter University
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women's softball team was in action on Friday, May 10, continuing their participation in the 2013 NCCAA Softball National Championship.
The No. 3 Red Hawks opened the day with an elimination game against the No. 10 Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans. The Red Hawks placed the ball in Caryle Avey's hand to take on Natalie Papini for the Trojans. The Trojans were able to string together three hits in the first inning but were unable to score any runs as Avey came up with a huge strike out to get out of the jam. The Red Hawks loaded the bases in the bottom of the first for Cherie DeJesus, who came up with a RBI single to score Morgan Davis. Both pitchers settled in and put zero's up the next four innings. The Red Hawks put the game out of reach in the bottom of the sixth, when Nicole Hutchins walked with the bases loaded to score Taylor Hill. Davis was up to bat next and was walked on four pitches to score Marisa Marmolejo. Noel Montes singled to score Aleisha Brown to make the score 4-0. The Red Hawks finished their scoring when Chelsea Dunn was walked with the bases loaded to score Hutchins. The Red Hawks held on for the 5-0. Avey pitched a complete game, allowing no runs on eight hits with four strikeouts. Montes led the Red Hawks, going 2-for-4 with a RBI.
With the win over the Trojans, the Red Hawks advanced to take on the No. 1 Shorter University Hawks. Hayley Rodriguez started for the Red Hawks against Kristen Little of Shorter. The Red Hawks got two hits in the top of the first inning but were not able to score. Shorter got to Rodriguez in the third inning, scoring twice, and in the fourth, scoring three times. The Red Hawks didn’t get much going offensively and lost 5-0. Little was the winning pitching, allowing two hits and no runs in four innings of work. Rodriguez got the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings. Davis and Ryan Norton accounted for the Red Hawks’ only two hits in the game.
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