The Redhawks took the early 3-0 lead in the bottom half of the third inning on a two-out three-run homer from Sheldon Stober (Kent, Wash.) before the Ducks cut into the lead, 3-2, in the next half inning on back-to-back ground out RBI’s.
Oregon would add two more runs in the top of the fifth to gain a 4-3 lead, a lead they would keep for the remainder of the contest, on a Kyle Kasser two-RBI bunt single. The Ducks tacked on a run apiece in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 6-3 lead on a sacrifice fly and Tim Susnara RBI single.
The Redhawks scored a two-out run on a Griffin Andreychuk (Nanaimo, B.C.) single up the middle, as the tying run stepped to the plate but SU stranded two on base to end the inning and the game.
Tyler Oldenberg (Boise, Idaho) got his first career start on the mound for Seattle U, pitching 4 1/3 innings, credited with the loss. Oregon’s Cooper Stiles picked up the win, coming in for starter Kyle Robeniol and the first of six straight pitchers-per-inning for the Ducks, while Stephen Nogosek earned the save.
The Redhawks are scheduled to open Western Athletic Conference play this weekend with a three-game series vs. CSU Bakersfield at Bannerwood Park. Due to the Easter holiday, the three-game series has been moved up to a Thursday, Friday, Saturday series with Thursday’s first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m.
Stay tuned to GoSeattleU.com and @su_athletics on Twitter for the latest schedule updates and changes throughout the 2016 season.