TEMPE, Ariz. – Seattle University fell twice Sunday at the Kajikawa Classic, hosted by Arizona State. It dropped a 9-1 decision to Western Michigan and then suffered an 8-1 setback against San Diego.
Overall, we learned a lot about ourselves this weekend,” said Coach Geoff Hirai. “We’ll get back to work and be better prepared for next weekend.”
Western Michigan scored a single run in the first and second innings, taking an early lead. In the bottom of the third, Erika Rodgers led off with a base hit. Paige Bouska singled to put two runners on with one out, but SU could not find another hit to continue the rally.
The Broncos stretched their lead to 8-0 in the seventh, but the Redhawks kept working in their final at-bat. Maddy Kristjanson singled with one out and then Ree hit a single to left, giving SU two runners on with two outs. After a Western Michigan wild pitch, Emma Mitchell tallied an RBI single to get Seattle U on the board. The Broncos came up with the last out, though, ending the contest.
Seven different Redhawks had a single. Alyssa Reuble struck out five batters in 6.1 innings.
Bouska got SU going in the second game, tripling to lead off the first. She quickly scored on a wild pitch, lifting the Redhawks to a 1-0 lead. San Diego answered with a home run in the bottom of the frame and then scored twice in the second to take a 3-1 lead. The Toreros broke open the contest with four runs in the fourth.
Seattle U (0-5) heads to the Bronco Classic, hosted by Santa Clara, next weekend. It will play five games, including a pair of contests on Friday, Feb. 17, against Montana and Santa Clara.