SEATTLE - (Apr. 4) Seattle University baseball scored four unanswered runs to rally from a 2-0 deficit and beat crosstown rival Washington, 4-2, Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.
Trailing 2-0 through five complete innings, leadoff batter Dalton Hurd got the Redhawks (9-18) going with a solo home run in the top of the sixth.
The seventh inning would then put the Redhawks in the driver’s seat as they collected five hits to score huge runs. Griffin Andreychuk led off with a single to right center and pinch hitter Jake Taylor followed with a double to right, putting two Redhawks in scoring position.
Taylor’s double forced UW’s Chir Micheles out of the game, but the hits would keep coming. Michael Ciancio delivered a single to center that scored Andreychuk and tied the game, 2-2. Pinch hitter Jack Reisinger flied out to left, but Taylor would tag and score for the 3-2 go-ahead.
Seattle U’s third pinch hitter of the inning, Jeffery Morgan, kept the bats going, slapping a single down the left field line and Austin Lively delivered the insurance run on a single to left that sent Ciancio across home plate.
Husky reliever Alex Hardy would allow the bases to load, but would finally end the inning by getting Chase Wells to strike out looking.
After starter Lucas Chapman gave up three hits and a pair of walks for two early runs to the Huskies, the bullpen was brilliant for Seattle U. Tyler Oldenberg picked up his first win of the year in 3.1 innings of relief. The sophomore fanned four and allowed just one hit.
The Redhawks finished with 10 hits on the night, reaching the double-digit mark for the first time in four games. The win also snapped a four game skid.
Seattle U and Portland are scheduled to meet at Bannerwood Park Wednesday at noon in a rescheduled match-up from a weather-induced cancellation on Feb. 28.