Red Hawks Lose to Warriors on Senior Night
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University baseball team faced off against Lewis-Clark State for the second straight day with a doubleheader on April 19.
Game one started slowly for both teams and remained scoreless until the Warriors had a four-run third inning.
Andrew Hatfield scored the Red Hawks’ first run of the game in the fourth inning off a missed catch by LC State’s Nick Sagendorf, cutting the lead to 4-1.
LC State had an eight-run fifth inning, and the Red Hawks tried to rally in the bottom of the inning but they were only able to score one run. Elden Whisman, who led the Red Hawks with two hits, scored off of a fielder’s choice.
The Warriors tacked on another three runs in the sixth inning which would push their lead to 15-2. This was the final score, and the Red Hawks dropped the third game in a row to LC State.
Receiving the loss for the Red Hawks was Justin Hedberg, who pitched four innings and allowed eight hits and six runs.
Game two was senior night for the Red Hawks and before the first pitch infielder Daniel Mills, catcher Walker Gemmill, outfielder Andrew Hatfield, first baseman Elden Whisman, infielder Kurtis Huffman, and outfielder Luke Tessman were honored.
LC State started out game two with a run first inning, but the Red Hawks tied the game in the bottom of the second when Nathan Reisnour reached home after Cody Jamerson hit into a double play. This run tied the game, but it as the final run the Red Hawks scored. LC State went on to defeat the Red Hawks 12-1 on their final home-stand.
Garrett Greenhaw earned the loss after pitching five innings and allowing 13 hits and 12 runs.
The Red Hawks will travel to Oregon to take on Corban University in a four-game road trip to end their season.
Written by Dalton Thacker
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.