The Redhawks took a 2-0 lead through the first two and a half innings, with Brock Carpenter (Milton, Wash.) hitting a two-out triple in the top of the third. SU extended their lead, 5-2, with their first of four multi-run innings, scoring three in the fourth capped by a Sheldon Stober (Kent, Wash.) two-RBI double to left.
Seattle U led 9-3 after seven following back-to-back two-run innings on a pair of two-RBI hits from Sean Sutton (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) and Dalton Hurd (Bend, Ore.) and would score three more in the ninth on a Griffin Andreychuk (Nanaimo, B.C., Canada) single, a Stober double down the left field line, and a bases-loaded walk. After Chicago State swapped pitchers with one out and the bases loaded, the Cougars were able to keep the bases loaded to end the inning.
Stober and Carpenter led the Redhawks at the plate, collecting three hits apiece, as the Redhawks outhit the Cougars, 16-9.
On the mound, Tarik Skubal (Kingman, Ariz.) earned the win in the five-inning start, striking out eight, while Zach Wolf (Dana Hills, Calif.) earned the save in relief, striking out three in four innings pitched. Chicago State starter Jake Perkins was handed the loss, giving up the first five runs in four innings pitched.
Seattle U and Chicago State continue the series with game two set for 3 pm CT/1 pm PT on Saturday, Apr. 2. Fans can tune in to GoSeattleU.com for Jake Eastman’s audio broadcast of the game.