2016 Baseball News

  • 31 named to IIAC Spring All-Academic Team
    June 13, 2016
    Thirty-one Simpson student-athletes competing in spring sports earned a spot on the 2015-16 Iowa Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Blake resigns as Simpson baseball coach
    June 10, 2016
    Ben Blake has stepped down as Simpson's head baseball coach following 10 years at the helm.
  • Burlin adds second all-region nod
    May 27, 2016
    The postseason honors continue to roll in for Simpson standout Austin Burlin, who was named to the 2016 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Central Region Second Team earlier this week.
  • Burlin named to All-Region squad
    May 24, 2016
    Simpson outfielder Austin Burlin earned a spot on the 2016 D3baseball.com All-Central Region Third Team, as announced earlier this week.
  • Burlin, Smith, Reis named to All-IIAC baseball team
    May 17, 2016
    Simpson put three players on the All-Iowa Conference Baseball Team for their performance during the 2016 season, as voted on by the league’s coaches.
  • Baseball bows out of IIAC Tournament
    May 13, 2016
    Trey Kehoe carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning but Justin Lange kept Simpson's hitters off balance as the Storm lost to Buena Vista 6-0 on Friday, bowing out of the Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament.
  • Smith homers twice in 10-6 win, Storm stay alive at IIAC Tourney
    May 13, 2016
    Bud Smith continued his tear at the Iowa Conference Tournament with two home runs and the Simpson baseball team scored 10 runs in the sixth and seventh innings to beat Dubuque 10-6 on Friday morning.
  • Comeback falls short in 12-10 loss to Luther
    May 12, 2016
    The Simpson baseball team nearly erased an eight-run deficit but left the bases loaded in the final at-bat, losing to Luther 12-10 on the first day of the Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament from Veterans Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
  • Storm drop regular season finale to Buena Vista
    May 07, 2016
    Tanner Truesdell hit the go-ahead home run in game one, Michael Zellar drove in five runs in game two and No. 20 Buena Vista handed the Simpson baseball team a pair of losses Saturday, 7-5 and 10-5.
  • Ocheltree walkoff gives Storm berth in IIAC Tournament
    May 06, 2016
    Sawyer Ocheltree capped off a miraculous comeback with a walkoff single and the Simpson baseball team clinched a spot in the Iowa Conference Tournament with an 11-10 win over No. 20 Buena Vista in game one, earning a doubleheader split Friday. Buena Vista won game two 10-1.
  • Big inning helps Storm earn split at Coe
    May 03, 2016
    Austin Burlin doubled twice in an eight-run sixth inning and the Simpson baseball team cruised to a 9-1 win over Coe in game two, earning a doubleheader split Tuesday. Coe won game one 5-4 in nine innings in the opener.
  • Baseball doubleheader at Coe postponed to Tuesday
    May 01, 2016
    Sunday's Iowa Conference baseball doubleheader at Coe has been postponed to Tuesday, May 3. The games will be played in Cedar Rapids, but exact location and start time have yet to be determined.
  • Dudar walk-off gives Storm win in 12-inning thriller
    April 23, 2016
    Pinch-hitter Trevor Dudar came up with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 12th inning in game two Saturday as the Simpson baseball team avoided a weekend sweep, beating Loras 7-6 in dramatic fashion.
  • Storm complete season sweep of Central, fall to Grinnell under the lights
    April 20, 2016
    Bud Smith and Hunter Hillygus drove in game-winning runs and the Simpson baseball team completed the season-sweep of Central with a pair of comeback wins Tuesday, taking game one 10-7 and game two 5-3.
  • Storm close disappointing series at Luther
    April 16, 2016
    The Simpson baseball team closed a frustrating weekend against Luther on Saturday, getting no-hit in a 1-0 loss in the opener and surrendering a three-run lead in a 4-3 loss in game two.
  • Storm drop a pair at Luther
    April 15, 2016
    The Simpson baseball team ran into a hot-hitting Luther team Friday afternoon, losing the first two games of the four-game set 16-2 and 14-4.
  • Borgeson, Reis lift Storm to doubleheader sweep of Central
    April 12, 2016
    Brock Borgeson threw a two-hitter in game one, Gage Reis hit a home run in each game and earned the save in game two, and the Simpson baseball team swept Central on Tuesday, winning the opener 11-0 before holding on for a 6-5 win in the nightcap.
  • Baseball doubleheader moved to Tuesday
    April 11, 2016
    Monday's Iowa Conference doubleheader between Simpson and Central has been pushed back to Tuesday. Start time is set for 3:30 p.m.
  • Reis tosses gem, hits grand slam in split at Dubuque
    April 09, 2016
    Gage Reis threw a complete-game six-hitter in game one and hit a grand slam in game two as the Simpson baseball team split its final two games against Dubuque on Saturday, winning the opener 3-1 before losing a five-run lead in an 11-9 loss in the nightcap.
  • Storm win game one, game two suspended
    April 08, 2016
    The Simpson baseball team held off a late rally by Dubuque to win game one 7-6 and trailed 5-2 in the ninth inning of game two before it was suspended due to darkness. The final inning will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday before the regularly scheduled doubleheader.
  • Teams give back for Campus Day, Division III Week
    April 08, 2016
    In conjunction with Division III Week and Simpson College's annual Campus Day activities, several Storm teams grabbed rakes, brooms and bags of mulch and participated in community service on Wednesday, April 6.
  • Baseball doubleheader against Central postponed to Monday
    April 06, 2016
    Wednesday's Iowa Conference doubleheader between Simpson and Central has been postponed due to rain. The teams will now play their midweek twinbill Monday, April 11 at Simpson's McBride Field. Start time is set for 3:30 p.m.
  • Baseball doubleheader postponed to Wednesday
    April 05, 2016
    Tuesday's Iowa Conference baseball doubleheader between Simpson and Central has been postponed to Wednesday due to forecasted showers Tuesday afternoon. Start time is set for 3:30 p.m. at Simpson's McBride Field.
  • Offense hard to come by as Storm fall to Wartburg
    April 04, 2016
    The Simpson baseball team couldn't come away with a win against the Iowa Conference preseason favorites, dropping a doubleheader to Wartburg on Monday afternoon. Wartburg swept the four-game series, winning 8-3 in the opener and 10-1 in the nightcap.
  • Storm pull off rare triple play in doubleheader loss
    April 03, 2016
    The Simpson baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Wartburg on Sunday, losing game one 13-2 and game two 8-6. The teams will finish their four-game set Monday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m.
  • Schedule Changes: April 1-3
    April 02, 2016
    Due to some chilly, breezy conditions, many of the spring sports slated to compete the weekend of April 1-3 have had their schedules altered. Here's a rundown of how the weekend will look.
  • UPDATE: Weekend baseball series with Wartburg pushed back
    April 01, 2016
    This weekend’s Iowa Conference baseball series between Simpson and Wartburg has been pushed back one day due to the threat of inclement weather.
  • Burlin homers twice in loss at Grinnell
    March 31, 2016
    Austin Burlin hit two home runs but the Simpson baseball team managed just one additional run in an 11-5 midweek loss at Grinnell on Thursday.
  • Dudar fuels comeback in game two, Storm split with Coe
    March 28, 2016
    Trevor Dudar drove in the game-winning run and earned the win on the mound as Simpson came back for a 7-5 win in the nightcap, giving the Simpson baseball team a split with Coe in the Iowa Conference opener. Simpson lost game one 9-5 despite getting out to a 3-0 lead.
  • IIAC opening baseball series at Coe postponed
    March 24, 2016
    Due to poor field conditions and unseasonably cold temperatures, Simpson's four-game Iowa Conference opening baseball series at Coe scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been postponed. The first two games will be played Monday in Cedar Rapids and the final two will be May 1, also in Cedar Rapids.
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