Grand Canyon (16-18, 5-7 WACC) took an early lead and despite Seattle University (22-12, 10-2 WAC) tying the score late in the game to send it into extra innings, the ‘Lopes would respond with a four-run 10th inning to win 8-4 in the series finale. After winning the first two games, Seattle U won their fourth straight conference series.

Garrison Schwartz plated the first run for the ‘Lopes in the first before Thomas Lerouge knocked home a run on a base hit in the second to lead 2-0 heading into the fourth.

The Redhawks cut the deficit to one, 2-1, in the fourth as Jeffrey Morgan (Auburn, Wash.) hit a full-count RBI single to bring home Brock Carpenter (Milton, Wash.), who had reached base on a two-out double.

Brandon Smith hit a two-run double in the sixth to extend Grand Canyon’s lead out to three, 4-1, before the Redhawks tied the game in the eighth and ninth innings on Lucas Denney (Goldendale, Wash.) and Dalton Hurd (Bend, Ore.) home runs.

Tied 4-4 at the end of regulation, Grand Canyon would score four runs, two on SU fielding errors, to take a 8-4 lead. In the bottom of the frame, SU would advance runners to first and second but a final flyout ended the Redhawks’ sweep attempt.

Denney led SU at the plate (2-for-4) with two RBI and a run on the day.

The Redhawks host Washington on Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 5 p.m. at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

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