PULLMAN, Wash. - (Apr. 19) Seattle University baseball was held to just five hits and a four-run innings in a 9-4 setback at Washington State Wednesday afternoon.
Redhawk starter Connor Moore gave up a pair of runs in the first inning, but settled in to post zeros each of the next three innings.
Meanwhile, a big four-run third put Seattle U (12-22-1) on top 4-2. With one out, Kyler Murphy single to left and Michael Ciancio drew a walk to put runners on first and second. Dalton Hurd struck out swinging, but Austin Lively delivered a double to right-center field, sending Murphy and Ciancio home. Aaron Stroomsa followed with an RBI-single up the middle and Chase Wells made it three RBI-hits in a row with a double to left-center.
The Cougars (16-18) manufactured a single run off of Moore in the fifth, cutting the Redhawk lead to one, 4-3.
Lucas Chapman replaced Moore to start the sixth, but the Cougars would tie the score in the frame and then take a 6-4 lead with two runs in the seventh. The Redhawks would manage just one hit for the final four innings and WSU tacked on three more runs in the eighth for the final 9-4 spread.
Chapman (1-2) took the loss in relief for Seattle U while Davis Baillie earned his first win for Washington State.
The Redhawks return to Bannerwood Park on Friday, Apr. 21 to begin a three-game Western Athletic Conference set against Sacramento State. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.