The Redhawks scored three in their first time to bat, on a two-base hit from Sheldon Stober (Kent, Wash.) as well as an RBI single by Brock Carpenter (Milton, Wash.). SU extended their lead, 4-0, in the third on a groundout.
After Grand Canyon scored their first run in the fifth, the ‘Lopes Zach Malis hit a one-out two-run homer in the seventh to pull GCU within one, 4-3. The Redhawks were able to fend off the attack and plate two in the bottom of the frame on a Carpenter bases loaded walk and a Jack Reisinger (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) single to center field, adding four more in the eighth on four hits as Stober and Sean Sutton (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) hit a back-to- back double and home run, respectively.
Stober led Seattle U at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI as SU outhit GCU, 10-7.
Seattle U and Grand Canyon face in game two of the three-game series on Saturday at 2 p.m. before closing the series at noon on Sunday.