SEATTLE – (April 7) Seattle University softball beat Kansas City, 1-0, completing a weekend sweep at rainy Logan Field. Carley Nance pitched a three-hitter to lead the Redhawks to a 5-1 start in Western Athletic Conference (WAC) play.
For just the second time in program history, SU claimed a three-game WAC series sweep. It achieved the feat in April 2013, taking three straight from Utah State.
"Overall, it was a great weekend for us," said Coach Geoff Hirai. "We need to carry this momentum moving forward."
On Saturday, Nance struck out two in the top of the first inning. After a single in the second, the redshirt freshman retired nine consecutive ‘Roos.
Madison Cathcart doubled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, setting up a scoring opportunity for the home side. Kaylee Ree came on as a pinch-runner. With one out, Bailey Thompson hit a single into centerfield and Ree raced home for a 1-0 lead. Nance worked around a single in the fifth and another in the seventh, making the margin stand up.
The Maple Valley, Wash., native finished with her sixth complete game of 2018. She allowed three hits, struck out two, and walked none in her 12th win of the season, a WAC-high.
For the weekend, Seattle U allowed just two runs in three contests and shut out UMKC over the final 19 innings of the weekend.
The Redhawks head to CSU Bakersfield for a three-game series on April 13-14.