INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Simpson baseball team out-played Central for 13 of 16 innings on Friday, but those three innings proved to be the difference as Central swept the doubleheader, 6-5 and 9-5.
The Storm (8-15, 4-10 Iowa Conference) led 5-2 before surrendering four runs in Central's last at-bat in game one and held a 5-0 lead in game two until the Dutch (15-8, 7-5) tallied six in the sixth.
Crable drove in his second run of the game on a groundout in the fourth and Simpson led 5-2 heading into the seventh.
Adam Ariola came through for Central, getting a two-RBI double to tie it before Robbie Rushing scored what would be the winning run.
Game 2: Central 9, Simpson 5
Central got six consecutive base hits to start the sixth, scoring six runs to erase a 5-0 deficit en-route to the 9-5, game two win.
Rushing, Zach Zylstra, Seth Carson, Jace Ahrendsen and Jake Effron all drove in runs during the frame for Central.
Central led 6-5 until the eighth when Sam Stetzel hit a two-RBI single in building a 9-5 advantage.
Matt Pennings (2-3) gave up six runs – five earned – in the loss for Simpson. Judson McKown (3-2) endured a rough start to get the win.
After playing six games in the last three days, Simpson will get a much-needed day of rest before hosting Grinnell in non-conference action on Wednesday.