Lady Red Hawks Split Two-Game Series With Hope International
Simpson University Sports News
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s softball team traveled to Fullerton, Calif., to take on the Hope International Royals on March 25. Simpson lost 5-3 in the first game but bounced back in the night cap to win 9-0.
In the first inning, both the Red Hawks and the Royals scored a one run. Taylor Hill reached home for Simpson off a fielding error. The Red Hawks then scored a run in the second when Ryan Norton hit a single to right-center that scored Aleisha Brown. The Royals scored one run in the fourth which was made possible by a Simpson throwing error. This gave give Hope International a 3-2 edge.
The Red Hawks tied the score at 3-3 in the top of the fifth when Brown’s single to center drove in Amanda Laughlin. Hope International took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth after an RBI groundout in the bottom of the inning. The Royals then tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth by capitalizing on two Simpson fielding errors. The Red Hawks were held scoreless in the bottom of the seventh and this led to a 5-3 Royal win in game one.
Amy Rodriguez took the loss which put her at 3-3 on the season. She pitched all six innings, allowing five hits and five runs, none of which were earned.
In game two, Simpson scored four unearned runs in the third inning. Norton and Brown scored off of a fielding error, Rachel Esse’s single up the middle scored Darby Sanchez and Kaylana Mah. The Red Hawks exploded for five runs in the seventh. Anjelica Cisneros doubled to right-center which drove in Laughlin and Mah. The barrage of runs was topped off when Julissa Castellanos grounded out which scored Rachel Last, and Marissa Marmolejo singled on a fielding error, scoring herself and Esse.
Errors plagued both teams throughout the day as there were 17 runs scored and only four were earned.
This win put the Red Hawks at 21-11 on the season. They will travel to Costa Mesa, Calif., to take on Vanguard University on March 26.
Written by Dalton Thacker
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