Seattle University baseball (25-14, 12-3 WAC) scored one run early and allowed Utah Valley (22-18, 8-7 WAC) just two hits for the remainder as they earned a 1-0 lead in the series finale. The win ensured the Redhawks’ fifth straight series win to open Western Athletic Conference play.

Griffin Andreychuk (Nanaimo, B.C., Canada) led off with a single in the first and advanced to second on a Michael McCann (Vancouver, Wash.) bunt single. Two outs later, Andreychuk would come around to score on a Sean Sutton (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) RBI single to left field.

The Redhawks did not allow the Wolverines to take base until a walk in the fourth and Utah Valley’s first hit of just two in the game in the fifth. SU stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, all three reaching base with no outs, to preserve the shutout. Only six Wolverines reached base in the contest, all stranded without crossing home plate.

Andreychuk and Sutton each tallied a team-leading two hits at the plate as the Redhawks led, 7-2, in hits.

Janson Junk (Federal Way, Wash.) picked up the win on the mound, striking out five, while Zach Wolf (Dana Hills, Calif.) earned his sixth save of the season, second of the weekend.

The Redhawks return to Seattle for a four-game stretch in their home city, heading to Husky Ballpark on Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 5 p.m. for the final game of three vs. the Huskies this season. Next weekend, SU hosts UT Rio Grande Valley for a three-game conference series with Friday and Saturday’s first pitch set for 5 p.m. and Sunday’s set for 12 noon at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

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