Red Hawks Earn First Win

Simpson University Sports News


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The Simpson University baseball team earned its first win of the season on Feb. 12 against the Bethesda University Flames from Anaheim by a score of 7-3.

Freshman Kyle Martin started on the mound for the Red Hawks and pitched 5 2/3 solid innings, only giving up three runs. Martin left the game in the bottom of the sixth with runners on 1st and 3rd, giving way to Josh Gilmore. Gilmore relieved Martin, getting him not only out of the sixth inning jam, but also pitching two more scoreless innings and earning the win. Ryan King pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to seal the victory.

The Red Hawks were down 3-2 after six innings but tallied three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-3 lead. The seventh inning rally started with walks to both George Cecchetti and Rath Moseley, followed by an RBI single by Jake Parent and a pinch hit, two-run single from Elden Whisman. The Red Hawks tacked on two more runs in the ninth inning. After a walk to Parent and a single from Blaine Hokama, Casey Meyer sent a triple to deep center field, plating the two runs. Freshman Chase Root had the first two RBIs of the game on two singles.

The top hitters for Simpson were Root, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Meyer, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.

Simpson continues their Southern California swing with a doubleheader at La Sierra University on Friday, Feb. 13.


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