Red Hawks Go 1-1 Against La Sierra
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University baseball team took on the La Sierra Golden Eagles in a doubleheader on March 24 at Tiger Field in Redding. The Red Hawks and Golden Eagles split the two-game series, with La Sierra winning game one 19-9 and Simpson winning game two 7-1.
In game one, the Red Hawks had a two-run first inning. Dylan Mumford started the game with a triple to right-center scoring Coryn Iwamasa. Mumford was then driven in by an Elden Whisman sacrifice fly. The Golden Eagles answered back with a two-run second inning. In the bottom of the third, Simpson scored two more runs when Whisman doubled over the center field fence scoring Iwamasa and Mumford. But the Golden Eagles had a nine-run fourth inning, which put them up 11-4. The Red Hawks were able to add three runs in the seventh inning and two in the eighth to cut the Golden Eagles’ lead to 11-9, but this effort wouldn’t be enough for the Red Hawks as the Golden Eagles put together an eight-run ninth inning to win 19-9.
Game two resulted in a 7-1 Red Hawk victory. Simpson drove in three runs in the third when Casey Meyer reached base on Matt Valenzuela's wild throw which scored Cody Jamerson and George Cechetti. Meyer then scored when Luke Tessman singled to third. In the bottom of the sixth, Daniel Mills singled to second which scored Kurtis Huffman and Matthew Kiyota. The Red Hawks final run came when Kenneth Sellers singled to left which drove Cechetti to third and he eventually scored on a misplayed grounder. Simpson finished the game with a 7-1 victory.
Zachary Morgan received the win for the Red Hawks, pitching five innings and only one hit and no runs.
This win put the Red Hawks at 11-21 on the season. They will travel to take on the College of Idaho on March 29-30.
Written by Dalton Thacker
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