Red Hawks Sweep Doubleheader Against Golden Eagles
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University baseball team hosted a doubleheader against the La Sierra University Golden Eagles on March 24 at Tiger Field in Redding. The Red Hawks won game one 5-2 and game two 8-6.
The Golden Eagles struck first in game one by scoring in the first inning. The Red Hawks tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third off of a Daniel Mills single that drove in Sean Borboa. In the fifth inning, the Golden Eagles took a 2-1 lead. The Red Hawks then took a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning when Luke Tessman doubled to deep left-center, scoring George Cechetti and Dylan Mumford.
The Red Hawks continued to increase their lead, scoring one run in both the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh, Casey Meyer scored off a wild pitch, and in the eighth, Aaron Curfman scored off another wild pitch. The Red Hawks ended the game with a 5-2 victory.
Garrett Greenhaw received the win, pitching six innings and allowing only six hits and two runs, one of which was earned. He threw four strikeouts. Joshua Gilmore received the save, pitching three innings and giving up two hits and no runs.
The Golden Eagles started game two with a two-run first inning, but the Red Hawks quickly answered back off an Elden Whisman single that scored Kyle Ferguson in the bottom of the inning. In the second inning, the Red Hawks drove in two runs off of a Rath Moseley double to left-center that scored Andrew Hatfield. Moseley then scored off of a balk. Simpson piled on three more runs in the third inning, when Whisman reached home on another balk, Nathan Reisnour scored off of a misplayed grounder, and Hatfield scored off of a Ferguson single to right.
The Golden Eagles, however, were able to compile a four-run fourth inning to tie the game at 6-6. The Red Hawks regained the lead by scoring one run in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth inning, Kenneth Sellers scored off of a wild throw, and in the fifth inning, Hatfield scored off of a misplayed grounder. The game ended in the Red Hawks’ favor 8-6.
Whisman and Ferguson led the Red Hawks with two hits and one RBI each. Jacob Parent received the win, pitching five innings and allowing three hits and six runs, two of which were earned. Ryan King earned the save.
Written by Dalton Thacker
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