Red Hawks Open Four-Game Series Against Pioneers With a Win
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University men’s baseball team opened its four-game series against the Lewis and Clark College Pioneers with a 6-5 victory on Feb. 27. This victory marked the fourth win of the season for the Red Hawks. It was a close game all the way through, with Simpson earning 13 hits and the Pioneers 12.
Simpson was able to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning with a sacrifice fly by Blaine Hokama that scored Casey Meyer. The Red Hawks drove in another two runs in the bottom of the second to push their lead to 3-1. This time they scored off of a Meyer single to right field that scored Walker Gemmill and a sacrifice fly by Luke Tessman that scored George Cechetti. The Pioneers rallied and drove in one run in the following inning to put the score 3-2, until a wild pitch in the bottom of the third allowed Hokama to score. In the top of the sixth, the Pioneers drove in three runs to take the 5-4 lead. A dropped fly ball by the Pioneers that allowed Hokama and Dylan Mumford to score in the seventh inning gave the Red Hawks the 6-5 edge they needed to get the win.
On the mound for the Red Hawks were James Humphrey, who pitched six innings and allowed five runs (four earned), Josh Gilmore, who pitched two innings and allowed no runs, and Ryan King, who pitched one inning, allowed no runs, and received the win for Simpson.
The two teams will face off again in a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. at Tiger Field in Redding, Calif., on Feb. 28.
Written by Dalton Thacker
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