BELLEVUE, Wash. – (Feb. 17) Curtis Perrin was at it again Saturday for Seattle U baseball against visiting Pacific at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash. The senior infielder smashed a go-ahead three-run homer to give the Redhawks a 5-3 win in game one of a doubleheader. He went on to add a double and two RBIs in the nightcap as Seattle U won 11-2 to clinch the series victory over the Tigers.
The Redhawks got a strong first collegiate start on the mound from Brayden Weyer in the first game of the day. The rookie righty struck out five and scattered seven hits for three runs (one earned) in 4.2 innings. He would take a no-decision after giving way to Tyler Oldenberg in the fifth, trailing 3-2.
"We got a great, great start from our freshman Brayden Weyer," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "I'm really proud of how he competed for us, and Curtis continued to stay hot and had the big three-run homer to clinch it."
Oldenberg worked 1.2 innings of scoreless action and earned the win when Perrin's three-run bomb in the sixth gave Seattle U the 5-3 lead. Zach Wolf pitched the final two outs of the seventh to earn his first save of the season.
Sean Sutton went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while four others, including Perrin, collected one hit each.
In the nightcap, the Redhawks took advantage of a pair of Tiger errors to help them score three runs in the first. Pacific would get one back in the third, but Perrin answered with a ground-out RBI in the home half to make it 4-1.
Pacific would score once more in the fifth, but the Redhawks piled on three runs in the bottom of the fifth and four more in the sixth for the final 11-2 balance.
"We weren't very good early, but Dawson Day came in and did a good job of keeping us in the game," Harrel said of the nightcap. "Ultimately, we had more opportunities than they did and I'm proud that we took the series. We will work on cleaning up our errors, being more efficient and getting our starters some wins."
Seattle U starter Jarrod Billig struck out one, walked two and allowed three hits for one run in 2.2 innings. He would give way to Dawson Day, who went 4.1 strong innings, including four strikeouts, to earn the win.
The Redhawks finished with eight hits, including two each from Sutton and Lively.
An eight-game, season opening homestand continues Feb. 22-24 as Seattle U hosts Rhode Island in a four-game set. First pitch Friday is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Bannerwood Park.