Simpson Splits Doubleheader with Antelope Valley
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University men’s baseball team faced off against the Antelope Valley Marauders in a doubleheader on March 8. The Red Hawks lost game one 3-2 and won game two 7-1.
Game one started off in favor of the Red Hawks, when Jacob Parent scored off a Blaine Hokama ground out to second. The Marauders answered back by scoring runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 3-1 lead. It wasn’t until the bottom of the ninth that the Red Hawks attempted to regain the lead, when Dylan Mumford reached home off a Sean Borboa sacrifice fly to center. This run put the Red Hawks within one, but they were not be able to tie or take the lead and ended the game with a 3-2 loss.
Robert Bristol started for the Red Hawks and received the loss, pitching six innings and allowing five hits and three runs, two of which were earned. James Humphrey came in as relief and pitched three innings, allowing one hit and no runs.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Marauders took a one-run lead in the second inning, but the Red Hawks took over and scored a total of seven runs in the next three innings. Nathan Reisnour started the scoring frenzy by scoring on a stolen base in the bottom of the third. The Red Hawks finished the inning with Daniel Mills scoring on a wild pitch, and Matthew Kiyota singling to right field to score Kyle Ferguson. In the fourth inning, Kenneth Sellers singled to shallow right scoring Kurtis Huffman. In the bottom of the fifth, Elden Whisman hit a home run scoring Aaron Curfman. The home run marked Whisman's first career home run at Simpson. Huffman scored his second run of the inning off of a Rath Mosely triple to center. This run would put the Red Hawks up 7-1, which was the final score.
This win places the Red Hawks at 7-14 on the season. They take on the University of British Columbia at noon on March 14 at Tiger Field in Redding, Calif.
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