SAU's Simpson shuts out Weevils
No. 5 Southern Arkansas’s Hayden Simpson struck out 10 batters en route to a complete-game 10-0 win over the University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team on Saturday in Gulf South Conference play.
The Weevils (6-23-1, 0-4 GSC) could only muster one trip into scoring position against the SAU (26-7, 6-1 GSC) sophomore hurler, when junior Brian Johnson tripled off the right-center field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Johnson finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate after beating out a grounder to the first baseman in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Simpson (6-1) allowed only three hits in the game, while also allowing no walks in his seven innings of work, aiding to a run-rule victory for the Muleriders.
Junior Tyler Henry (0-3) was saddled with the loss after pitching the first four innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, walking five and striking out five of the 26 batters he faced. Junior Brandon Miller relieved Henry in the fifth and allowed three runs on five hits.
SAU jumped on the scoreboard early with a three-run homerun in the top of the first inning by Cannon Lester. Henry allowed one unearned run in the second, but held the Muleriders scoreless over the next two frames.
However, SAU put a four-spot on the scoreboard in the fifth, forcing Henry out of the game.