Redding, Calif. - The Golden Eagles travelled to Simpson University this weekend to open Cal Pac play, where they were swept in all three games. Looking to rebound from their two losses at Hope International on Friday afternoon, La Sierra was unable to break through against the No. 21 Simpson University Red Hawks.
The first two games were played on Sunday afternoon, followed by a single game on Monday.
In the first game of the three-game series, Simpson jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Golden Eagles answered back to tie the game at 3-3, with three runs of their own in the 3rd inning.
The Golden Eagles took their first lead of the game, with a run in the top half of the 4th inning. But it proved to be short-lived as the Red Hawks answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, for a 6-4 lead.
The Red Hawks added two more runs in the 5th, while La Sierra rounded out their scoring with a run in the 7th inning, on their way to an 8-5 loss.
In the second game, the Red Hawks offense dominated with 11 runs on 13 total hits, compared to two runs on five hits for the Golden Eagles.
Similar to Game 1, the third and final game of the three-game series proved to be a competitive match-up throughout. After Simpson enjoyed a slim 2-0 lead for most of the game, the Golden Eagles finally broke through with two runs in the 5th inning to tie the game at 2-2. But the Red Hawks capitalized on a two-out rally in the bottom of the 6th inning, to secure the 4-2 win.
After defeating No. 1 Concordia University, a couple of weeks ago, the Golden Eagles have now dropped five straight games, dropping their record to 5-19 (0-3 Cal Pac) on the season. They will take Tuesday off, before their next contest at Whittier College on Wednesday.