Lady Red Hawks Win Two Against Eagles

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s softball team hosted a doubleheader against the Embry-Riddle Eagles on April 11. The Red Hawks won game one 11-3 and won game two 2-1 in extra innings.

Game one showcased a highly effective Red Hawk offense. Simpson took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning off RBIs from Courtney Thomas and Jessica Dager. The Red Hawks’ lead was cut to one in the top of the third, but they regained the lead off of a three-run home run from Thomas in the bottom of the inning.

Simpson built on its lead in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Kaylana Mah singled and scored Taylor Hill, and Marissa Bravo reached home off a wild pitch. In the fifth, Ryan Norton singled scoring Missy Silveira, Bravo singled and Aleisha Brown scored, and Norton scored off a missed catch. This concluded the game with a mercy rule, and the Red Hawks earned an 11-3 victory.

Heidi Sundquist received the win, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing eight hits and two runs. She struck out one batter.

Game two proved to be a much closer match-up and went into extra innings.

The Red Hawks scored once in the second, when Norton doubled to first and scored Brown. The Eagles tied the game in the seventh which sent the game to extra innings.

In the bottom of the ninth, Bravo doubled to deep right-center, Norton advanced to third, and then scored off of a defensive bobble. This gave the Red Hawks a 2-1 advantage and gained them the game two win.

Amy Rodriguez got the win, pitching seven innings and striking out three. Paris Hallums earned the save, pitching one inning and throwing two strikeouts.


Written by Dalton Thacker

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