After battling from behind in game one for a 7-5 victory, Seattle University baseball (20-9, 8-0 WAC) earned a dominant 12-6 victory in game two at North Dakota (5-17, 2-6 WAC) to improve to 8-0 in Western Athletic Conference play. After a Sacramento State loss on Saturday, the Redhawks remain the only team still undefeated in league play in 2016.
The Redhawks took a 2-0 lead through the first inning and a half before North Dakota jumped on top, 3-2, in the bottom of the second. UND would extend their lead, 5-2, in the bottom of the seventh before Jack Reisinger (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) brought home Sheldon Stober (Kent, Wash.) for a two-out RBI single to pull the Redhawks within two, 5-3.
The ninth inning would prove decisive as Michael McCann (Vancouver, Wash.) plated the go-ahead runs with a three-RBI home run before Chase Ridder (Lake Stevens, Wash.) doubled home Brock Carpenter (Milton, Wash.) for the 7-5 win.
In game two, Seattle U once again led early, 3-0 through three innings, before North Dakota gained the lead, 5-3, in the fourth on six hits. The Redhawks would retake the lead for good, 6-5, in the fifth on five singles and added to their lead, 9-5, in the seventh on as many hits.
Dalton Hurd (Bend, Ore.) hit a two-out RBI triple in the eighth and, despite UND adding a run in the bottom of the frame, the Redhawks would tack on two more in the ninth on a Carpenter triple to center field.
Seattle U compiled an impressive 29 hits on the day, outhitting North Dakota 13-6 in game one and 16-10 in game two.
Six different Redhawks with multiple at bats on the day posted an average of .400 or higher, led by Lucas Denney (Goldendale, Wash.), batting .750 (3-for-4) with three runs.
North Dakota and Seattle U finish the series on Sunday, Apr. 10 with first pitch scheduled for 9 a.m. PT.