STOCKTON, Calif. - (Mar. 12) An offensive barrage up and down the lineup coupled with a solid outing on the mound from Jake Prizina brings the Seattle University baseball team back to Seattle with a 17-4 win in its series finale at Pacific Sunday afternoon.
Earning his second start of the week on five days’ rest, Prizina delivered six strong innings on his way to improving to 3-0 on the year. The sophomore lefty wanted six, did not issue a walk and scattered seven hits for two runs.
At the plate, Seattle U scored in six of the nine innings on its way to the most runs scored since a 17-5 win at UC Davis on Feb. 16, 2014.
A five-run second got the ball rolling as Jeffrey Morgan, Michael Ciancio and Curtis Perrin all delivered RBI-hits in the inning. The highlight was Ciancio’s bases-loaded, three-RBI double to right center.
The Redhawks tacked on one run in the third and Dalton Hurd led off the fifth with a single, chasing away Pacific starter Ricky Reynoso. Reliever John Besse did little to stop the bleeding as he walked seven and hit one batter during his 1.2 innings.
Seattle U finished with two runs scored in the fifth, four in the seventh, three in the eighth and two in the ninth.
The Redhawks return home to Bannerwood Park this week, hosting UC Irvine in a three game series beginning Friday, Mar. 17 at 5 p.m.