Red Hawks Lose on the Road to Menlo
Simpson University Sports News
ATHERTON, Calif. - The Simpson University men’s baseball team lost a doubleheader to the Menlo College Oaks on Feb. 7, falling 8-6 in the first game and 2-1 in the nightcap.
In game one, the Oaks jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but the Red Hawks answered in the fifth inning, sending nine hitters to the plate and scoring six runs on six hits. Menlo scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the final lead in an errorless game by both teams. James Humphrey started on the mound, throwing five solid innings, while giving up five runs on seven hits with a strikeout. Humberto Solorio took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits across three innings. Top hitters included Rath Moseley, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI, and George Cechetti, who went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Justin Hedberg took the loss in game two, allowing two earned runs on four hits. He also had two strikeouts. Kyle Martin pitched four strong, scoreless innings, striking out four with no walks. Moseley was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run. Elden Whisman singled to drive in Moseley for Simpson's only run.
Simpson will travel to Southern California on Wednesday, Feb. 11, to face The Master's College in Santa Clarita for the first of a seven-game road trip.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.