SACRAMENTO – (May 4) The Redhawks bats were quieted Friday night at John Smith Field as Sacramento State won the opener, 5-1, over Seattle U in a three-game Western Athletic Conference baseball series.
Five different players had one hit apiece for the Redhawks, who fell to 29-14 overall and 10-6 in WAC play. They had two hits in a single frame twice, but also went three up, three down six times.
The Hornets' Scott Randall struck out three and allowed five hits for one earned run in six innings, earning the win. Reliever Austin Roberts did not allow a Redhawk hit in three frames.
Seattle U's Tarik Skubal took his first loss of the season after giving up four runs on seven hits and four walks in 5.2 innings. Skubal also struck out nine.
The Redhawks' lone run came in the sixth inning as Dalton Hurd led off with a single to left. Sean Sutton singled through the left side to put runners on first and second. Hurd would advance to third on a fly out to right field, then score on Chase Wells' RBI-ground out to second.
Sac State (25-19, 12-4 WAC) scored three runs in the third inning, capitalizing on two homers. They added single runs in the fifth and seventh.
The series continues Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.