Red Hawks continue streak with wins over Northwest University
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women's softball team played the Northwest University Eagles on Monday, March 10 at Big League Dreams in Redding. The Red Hawks won game one 7-1 and game two 1-0 to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
In the first game, the Red Hawks got on the board quickly by scoring two runs in the first inning. Kaylana Mah scored on a sacrifice ground-out by Ryan Norton, and Aleisha Brown scored on a stolen base.
After three scoreless innings, Simpson found their groove again in the fifth inning, scoring three more runs to take the 5-0 lead. The highlight of the inning was Kara Wall’s two-run homerun to deep left, allowing herself and Norton to score. The Red Hawks allowed the Eagles to score one run and scored two more runs themselves to win 7-1.
Norton and Brown both went 3-for-4 from the plate, with Norton also having three RBIs. Jodie Richards led with eight putouts, and Marisa Marmolejo led with three assists. Katelyn Bell earned the win with 25 at bats, 0 earned runs, and three strikeouts.
In the second game, the only score came in the fourth inning, when Marissa Bravo-Barajas scored off Courtney Thomas’ single to left field. Paris Hallums earned the win with 21 at bats and 13 strikeouts. Thomas earned the only RBI of the game, and Shayley Madruga led with 12 putouts.
“I’m proud of how my team’s played so far,” said third baseman Noel Montes. “We just need to keep working hard and not let up until we earn a championship ring.”
Simpson will prepare for their next games against Northwest University on Tuesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.