BELLEVUE, Wash. (Apr. 29) - Seattle University baseball (14-26-1) continued a non-conference series against UNLV (17-29), winning game two, 7-4.
The Redhawks had the bats going early, scoring five runs in the first three innings to give them a cushion.
Janson Junk (5-5) made his 11th start of the season, collecting the win after pitching six innings and striking out a season-high eight batters.
Seattle U got the scoring started early when Curtis Perrin knocked in two runs with a drive to center field.
"We were really patient at the plate to start the game," Head Coach Donny Harrel said. "We did well those first three innings moving the guys around the bases. It was a clean game for us."
Griffin Andreychuk continued his hot play, driving a two-run homer over the wall to extend the Redhawks lead to 4-0 in the second. He finished the game 3-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
"Griff has been huge," Harrel said. "He asked to be moved into the leadoff position and it has paid off for us. He wants to lead the team, and it helps to have the strength of a senior to lead us."
Junk ran into trouble in the top of the fifth inning. He gave up a two-run homer before getting two outs, but couldn't get out of the inning, allowing another two-run bomb to cut the Redhawks lead to 5-4.
Sean Sutton started off the bottom of the sixth with a walk, giving the Redhawks a chance to extend their lead. Andreychuk came through again, delivering a single to drive Sutton home and extend the lead to 6-4.
Sutton lead off the ninth with a single to center field, once again giving the Redhawks a chance to extend their lead. Jeffrey Morgan came up and hit a ball off the wall in center field to drive in Sutton and give them a 7-4 lead. Morgan went 2-4 on the day, driving in one and scoring one.
Tyler Oldenberg came on in the seventh inning and pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two batters. The sophomore earned his first save of the season.
"Tyler has kept himself consistent," Harrel said. "I was glad to see him get into a save situation and complete it so he was rewarded for the work he is doing."
Seattle U returns for the final game of the series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m.