The Redhawks got on the board with a run apiece in the fifth and sixth innings on a Michael McCann single to right field, scoring Dalton Hurd who had reached base on a walk. In the next inning, Griffin Andreychuk scored on a dropped pop fly by the Minnesota left fielder.
Seattle U kept it a low-scoring affair early, leaving three Golden Gophers stranded on base after two reached base with no outs in the top of the second. However, two five-inning outings for Minnesota would prove to make a significant difference as they scored five apiece in both the third and ninth innings.
The third and fourth innings gave SU their best early chances to score, leaving two in scoring position to end the third and runners on the corners in the fourth. In the third, Seattle U started with a pair of one-out back-to-back hits, before Cameron Sterne stole second. After scoring one in the fifth, the Redhawks would once again leave runners on the corners.
Toby Anderson picked up the win for Minnesota, pitching five innings while giving up one run and striking out five in the start. Seattle U starter Janson Junk was handed the loss, giving up the first six runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched.
After playing their last 12 games at home, the Redhawks hit the road for a three-game series at UC Irvine. First pitch for Friday, Mar. 18 is scheduled for 6:30 pm while Saturday is scheduled to start at 2 pm and Sunday at 12 noon. Stay tuned to GoSeattleU.com for all the latest updates throughout the 2016 season.