Adam Richman gave the Simpson baseball team a complete-game effort on the hill but Devon Harms’ go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning held up as the game-winner and Buena Vista held on for a 2-1 win in the series opener Friday night.
The Simpson men’s track and field team is ranked 22nd in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division III National Championship Rankings, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday.
Dylan Kalinay set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles at the Musco Twilight in Iowa City while the Simpson men’s track and field team captured nine event titles on the way to winning the Central Open in Pella on Saturday.
Audrey LoVan broke her own school record in the pole vault, Briana McCloskey, Sadie Timms and Alex Niemier all captured event titles and the Simpson women’s track and field team placed second of four teams at the Central Open on Saturday.
Madison Rasmusson had five hits in game one, Annie Stolte and Ashley Allen drove in five runs apiece on the day and the Simpson softball team had its best offensive day of the season in sweeping Dubuque 11-3 and 8-5 on Saturday.
The Simpson baseball team came back from four runs down to take a short-lived lead in game one but Coe scored three in the top of the ninth to win 10-7 on the way to a doubleheader sweep Saturday. Coe won game two 8-1.
Kyle Alvarado drove in two runs on three hits, Thomas Schaedel threw seven hitless innings and Coe used a three-run first inning to hand the Simpson baseball team a 7-2 loss in the series opener Friday night.
Lydia Martin carded the lowest round by a Simpson golfer in more than three years as the Storm women closed the 2016-17 season with a fifth-place finish at the Mike “Fluff” Cowan Invitational on April 17-18 at Edmundson Golf Course.
Madi Bennett drove in the eventual game-winning run in the third inning, Madison Rasmusson pitched a gem in the circle and the Simpson softball team beat Loras 3-1 in game two of Tuesday night’s doubleheader. Loras won the opener 6-1.
The 4x400-meter relay team posted the top mark in Division III, Dylan Kalinay won the 110-meter hurdles and Braden Meints took the title in the javelin throw to highlight the Simpson men’s track and field team’s showing at the Jim Duncan Invitational over the weekend.
Due to the threat of scattered thunderstorms for the next two days, the Iowa Conference baseball series between Simpson and Luther has been altered. The teams will play a doubleheader Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and conclude the series with a single game Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Simpson softball team had some uncharacteristic struggles in the field and couldn’t get the bats going in a doubleheader loss to Wartburg on Wednesday, losing game one 7-1 before dropping the nightcap 8-0 in six innings.
Korbin Sesker had the second-best round of day and the Simpson men’s golf team finished sixth of eight teams in the tightly contested Simpson Invitational. Only eight strokes separated the first six teams in the two-round tournament that concluded Tuesday at The Legacy Golf Club.
Wednesday’s Iowa Conference softball doubleheader between Simpson and Wartburg at Simpson Softball Complex has been moved up to a 3 p.m. start in an effort to avoid early evening thunderstorms forecasted for Central Iowa.