Red Hawks earn first win
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University men's baseball team hosted a doubleheader against the Corban University Warriors on Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Red Hawks lost game one 10-0 and won game two 4-1.
In the first game, the Red Hawks struggled at the plate and only recorded five hits out of their 27 plate appearances. The Warriors came out aggressive and scored eight runs in the first two innings, before winning 10-0. Humberto Solorio received the loss with 11 at bats and seven earned runs.
In the second game, the Red Hawks found their groove by earning the first run of the game in the second inning. Kurtice Huffman reached based when he was hit with a pitch and advanced to third with hits by Elden Whisman and Harold Adams. Huffman reached home on Dylan Mumford’s single to shallow center to make the score 1-0. After the Warriors earned a run in the top of the fourth inning, the Red Hawks answered back with three more runs.
After a pitching change by the Warriors, singles from, Whisman, Adams, and Walker Gemmill quickly loaded the bases. After singles from George Ceccheti and Casey Meyer and Luke Tessman getting a hit by pitch each, the Red Hawks ended the inning leading 4-1 and eventually earned their first win of the season.
Four players for the Red Hawks each earned one RBI, and Whisman went 2-for-4 from the plate. Garrett Greenshaw received the win, throwing 100 pitches and only allowing one earned run. Cameron Imhoff earned the save, pitching the last two earnings and allowing no runs.
“We wanted to leave today with at least one win and it’s really exciting to bounce back after losing the game before,” said Adams. “It’s nice to see our team finally putting everything together.”
Simpson will prepare for their upcoming games at Oregon Institute of Technology on Saturday, March 15 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.