Victor Garcia Jr. doubled home the first run in the second before Scott Mercer hit a two-out single in the third to give the Vaqueros a 2-0 lead through four and a half innings.
Griffin Andreychuk (Nanaimo, B.C., Canada) tied the game in the fifth with a two-RBI single with two outs before UTRGV regained the lead, 3-2, in the seventh on a Cole Loncar RBI single.
Andreychuk continued his offensive prowess in the seventh, regaining the Redhawk lead once again with a two-out two-run homer to left center to put SU ahead, 4-3. In the next inning, Sean Sutton (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) scored the final run on a fielder’s choice to ensure the victory.
With his first-career four-RBI game, Andreychuk led Seattle U at the plate, batting 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The Redhawks look for the series sweep vs. the Vaqueros on Sunday, May 1 at 12 noon at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.