CHICAGO – (March 30) Seattle U baseball clinched a Western Athletic Conference series sweep Friday with 13-1 and 10-0 wins over Chicago State at Cougar Stadium. The Redhawks had won game one of the series, 10-1, on Thursday.
"I'm very proud of how we competed and did not have any letdowns," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "Our starting pitching was truly dominant for the series. It was good getting Nick (Meservey) back on the mound after a year since his surgery, while our offense did not give up any at bats and really stayed focused the whole series. This was a great way to go into our long upcoming home stand."
Tarik Skubal (3-0) got the win in the first game Friday as he fanned a dozen while giving up just two hits and one run in six innings.
He got ample support from his offense as the Redhawks (16-9, 4-2 WAC) scored 13 runs on 13 hits in the seven-inning affair. A six-run second broke the game open while they also added two runs in the third, one in the fourth and four in the sixth.
In the nightcap, Meservey made his first appearance since Mar. 4, 2017. He struck out one and allowed one hit in one inning of work. Tyler Yeh (2-4) earned the win in relief, tossing four scoreless innings.
With the Redhawks leading 3-0 in the fourth, Curtis Perrin hit a grand slam over the right-field fence. Seattle U would tack on one more run in the frame, then add two more in the fifth for the 10-0, seven-inning final.
Perrin, Lively, Wells and Jake Cosgrove all had two hits apiece while seven others tallied one hit each.
The Redhawks return home for a 17-game homestand that spans the entire month of April. The stretch begins on Wednesday, Apr. 4 versus Puget Sound t Bellevue College. Seattle U resumes WAC play on Apr. 6-8, hosting Northern Colorado at Bannerwood Park.