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.
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.
Simpson will travel to Rocklin, Calif., to compete against William Jessup University on April 24 at 2 p.m.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.