Red Hawks Defeat Flames in Second Round of NCCAA World Series
Simpson University Sports News
TROUTVILLE, Va. - The No. 2 Simpson University softball team continued its participation in the NCCAA Softball World Series on May 14 against the No. 3 Lee University Flames. The Red Hawks handed the Flames a 5-3 loss, securing the Red Hawks a place in the next round of the tournament.
The game got off to a rocky start for the Red Hawks, as two errors in the top of the first set up the Flames to capitalize with a hit and take a 1-0 lead. The Red Hawks tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the first when Taylor Hill scored off Kaylana Mah's RBI single.
Pitching for the Red Hawks was Paris Hallums, who would keep the Flames off the scoreboard in the top of the second. The Red Hawks used that momentum to take the 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning when Marisa Marmolejo’s triple scored Amanda Laughlin.
The Red Hawks added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the 5-1 lead. Hill scored while the Flames were throwing out Aliesha Brown, who was trying to steal second base. Thomas brought in Mah with a RBI single.
The Flames scored twice in the top of the fifth to bring the score to 5-3. Hallums held the Flames scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings and secured the win for the Red Hawks. She earned the win, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs (0 earned) on six hits while striking out five. Angie Hughes received the loss for the Flames, allowing three runs on seven hits in three innings of work.
The win puts the No. 2 Red Hawks into the next round against the No. 4 Oklahoma Christian University Eagles. First pitch is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 3:40 PST.
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