MESA, Ariz. – (May 25) Seattle University baseball dropped its first game in the 2018 Western Athletic Conference Tournament, falling 11-1 in seven innings to New Mexico State, but remains alive as one of three teams remaining to vie for the league title.
The Redhawks (34-22) could get little going on offense, managing just five hits on the night.
New Mexico State (39-19), meanwhile, found its way to 13 hits for 11 runs, including a four-run fourth that broke the game open. The Aggies' Tristen Carranza went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Mason Fishback launched a three-run homer in the sixth.
Seattle U starter Nick Meservey fanned five in 3.1 innings, but also hit three batters and surrendered six hits for five earned runs. The Redhawk bullpen could do little to slow the Aggie offense.
The Redhawks scored their lone run in the fourth as Chase Wells drew a one-out, four-pitch walk. He advanced to second on a single to center by Curtis Perrin, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jack Reisinger.
The Redhawks will look to rebound on Saturday with a 3 p.m. start against Sacramento State. The winner will advance to face New Mexico State in the title game while the loser will be eliminated.