REDDING, Calif. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team dropped both of its games on Saturday, falling to Simpson 5-4 in the opening game and then 5-4 again in game two after seven innings.
John Trupin pitched a complete game, facing 31 batters, striking out two.
Lewis & Clark plated three runs in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead. Simpson responded in the bottom half of the inning to earn a run back, before scoring another run in the fourth. The Pioneers plated their final run of the game in the sixth inning for a 4-2 lead.
Simpson came from behind to take its first lead of the game in the seventh inning with three runs coming across. The Pioneers tried to come back in the eighth and ninth but were unable to capitalize.
Ben Beck ended the game 1-of-2 from the plate with a run scored, while Hand, Lezak, Kinkenon and Akira Abderrahman each finished 1-of-3. Carter Bagley finished 1-of-1 with a run scored and two walks.
Alex Heimbrodt pitched the complete game for the Pioneers, facing 23 batters, striking out four.
Simpson got on the board first, plating two runs in the third inning. Lewis & Clark earned a run back in the top of the fourth just to have Simpson get it back in the bottom of the inning.
The Pioneers took their first lead of the game in the fifth inning with three runs coming across. The Red Hawks tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom half of the inning, before scoring the game winning run in the sixth.
The two teams return to the field for game four of the series on Sunday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
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