INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The Simpson baseball team had a tough matchup all weekend against the top team in the American Rivers Conference and No. 15 in the country, Coe and lost 8-5 and 15-5 in Saturday's doubleheader.
The Storm are now 11-17 and 3-13 in the league and the Kohawks move to an impressive 28-2 and 18-1.
Coe 8, Simpson 5
The Storm went on a scoring run in the bottom of the eighth by plating four runs to make it a game. Simpson had two doubles in the inning and to cut the deficit, but could not add anymore runs in the ninth for the upset.
Coe 15, Simpson 5 (8 innings)
In the nightcap, the Storm bolted out to an early 5-0 lead after the first two innings of play. The hosts notched two runs in the first after another double by Schmitt plated Noah Sacco and Schmitt later scored on a double from Carlin.
In the following frame, Sacco had a two-run double and Schmitt drove him in once again.
But the lead did not hold and the Cohawks got a run back in the third, before piling on 11 runs over the last four innings to force the game into a run rule.
Zach Hollingsworth made his second start of the year and went a strong 4.1 innings and allowed three earned runs. Brett Kauzlarich was tacked with the loss after going for 2.2 innings of six-run ball.
Central visits McBride Field on Tuesday to finish off the season series. The doubleheader begins at 3:30 p.m. with the second game to follow. The Dutch took the first contest of the series, 8-3, in Pella back on Tuesday.