REDDING, Calif. -- The Caltech baseball team dropped a pair of seven inning games at Simpson University on Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers fell in the first game 9-4 then dropped the nightcap 11-3.
Game One - Simpson 9, Caltech 4 (Boxscore)
In the first game the Beavers jumped out the board when Mason and Freedman Brian Penserini scored on a wild pitches with two-outs. Simpson got a run back in their half of the first.
The home team busted open the tight contest with three runs in second inning then four runs in the third inning. Trailing 8-2, Caltech scored a solo run by Ryan Casey when Penserini was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Simpson got their six-run lead back with a run in the fifth inning.
Caltech scored a run, and got their only hit in the game, in the sixth inning when Albie Lavin hit the Beavers second home run of the season. Unfortunately couldn't put any more runs on the board in dropping the opener.
Game Two - Simpson 11, Caltech 3 (Boxscore)
The second game started similarly as the Beavers scored first when a two-out single by Freedman plated Eric Schropp.
Simpson took control the nightcap with a four-run second inning then a two-run third inning. Caltech scored a single run in the fourth when Lavin singled home David Carrega.
The Red Hawks scored three runs in the fourth then single runs in the fifth and sixth inning to take an insurmountable lead.
Lavin and Penserini each tallied two hits to pace the Beavers offense.
Lavin also went three innings on the mound before giving way to Freedman who went the last three innings for Caltech.