Red Hawks shut out Oaks in two-game series

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women's softball team hosted the Menlo College Oaks on Wednesday, April 16 in their final home double-header of the regular season. The Red Hawks shut the Oaks out, winning 5-0 and 8-0.

Simpson started strong by scoring runs in the first three innings to win 5-0. In the first inning, Kara Wall hit a 2-run homerun over the right field fence on a 3-2 count, sending her and Kaylana Mah home, making the score 2-0.

In the second inning, Marissa Bravo-Barajas scored on a wild pitch. In the third inning, Mah scored her second run of the game off a Ryan Norton double play and Wall’s ground out to short sent Norton home to make the score 5-0. With the Oaks unable to score, the Red Hawks won 5-0.

Wall led with a homerun and three RBIs, and Courtney Thomas went 2-for-3 from the plate. Paris Hallums received the win for the Red Hawks with 26 at bats, six strikeouts, and no earned runs.

In the second game, Mah reached home on a wild pitch, and Wall hit a 3-run homerun to help the Red Hawks take a 4-0 lead. Wall homered again in the third inning, advancing the score to 5-0. In the fourth inning, Simpson scored three runs. Due to the 8-run mercy rule, the Red Hawks ended the game early with an 8-0 win.

Wall led the Red Hawks with four RBIs and two homeruns. She also went 2-for-3 from the plate. Carlye Avey earned the win with 18 at bats and no earned runs.

Simpson will travel to Rocklin, Calif., to compete against William Jessup University on April 24 at 2 p.m.


Written by Nichole Jones

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