SEATTLE – Seattle U baseball (4-12) remains on the road this weekend, traveling to face San Diego State (8-7) in a three-game series at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The series begins Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. On Saturday the teams face off at 6 p.m. again, followed by a 1 p.m. start on Sunday. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.
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- Friday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. PT (Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.)
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- Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. PT (Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.)
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- Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT (Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.)
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Friday, March 15 - 6:00 p.m. PT
SU: LHP Jake Prizina (2-1, 0.64 ERA), SDSU: RHP Aaron Eden (0-0, 1.66 ERA)
Saturday, March 16 - 6:00 p.m. PT
SU: RHP Tyler Yeh (1-3, 3.54 ERA), SDSU: RHP Harrison Pyatt (0-1, 3.21 ERA)
Sunday, March 17 - 1:00 p.m. PT
SU: RHP Alex Jemal (0-2, 4.24 ERA), SDSU: RHP Casey Schmitt (0-2, 7.00 ERA)
This marks the first meeting between the Redhawks and Aztecs during Seattle U's modern-day history. One previous all-time meeting is on the books – a March 30, 1953 affair that the Aztecs won 13-12 in 15 innings in the NCAA District 8 Playoffs in Los Angeles.
- The Redhawks have struggled in recent outings, dropping their last six straight games, including three by just one run.
- Jake Prizina has had the best arm on the mound, as he enters this weekend with a 2-1 record and 0.64 ERA in four total starts. The Southpaw has 22 strikeouts to go along with just four walks in 28 innings and is holding opponents to a .128 average.
- Freshman Kyle Sherick leads the Redhawks at the plate, batting .344 while appearing in all 16 games. He is tied for the team lead with 21 hits, including two doubles, one triple and two home runs.
- Jacob Prater is also holding steady among the Redhawks' best hitters, batting .339 with 21 hits. Connor O'Brien is not far behind at .321 with 11 RBIs.
- Justin Mazzone remains the team leader in RBIs with 14.
- Jake Prizina was named WAC Pitcher of the Week and PerfectGame.org National Pitcher of the Week following his complete-game shutout of the Rebels on opening day. The senior southpaw scattered five hits and struck out five while walking just one to earn the win. It marked the first nine-inning complete game for the Redhawks since 2014 and just the third overall since Seattle U resurrected its baseball program in 2010.
- The 2019 season marks the 10th year of Redhawk baseball since the program was resurrected in 2010 as part of the University's return to NCAA Division I athletics.
- One of the youngest teams Head Coach Donny Harrel has managed in his 10 seasons at Seattle U, the 2019 Redhawks' active roster features 13 freshmen, seven sophomores, six juniors and six seniors.
- The Redhawks return 17 letterwinners from 2018, a squad that went 34-23 – the second most wins in Redhawk program history.
- Senior LHP Jake Prizina, junior third baseman Austin Lively and sophomore catcher/designated hitter Justin Mazzone all earned a spot on the 14-man Preseason All-WAC Team. It is the first such honor for all three Redhawks.
- Prizina is the Redhawks' top returning starting pitcher after back-to-back stellar seasons as a sophomore and junior. The Sparks, Nev., native went 8-1 with a 3.82 ERA in 2018. He fanned 92 while walking just 16 in 99 innings.
- Lively was one of four players to start all 56 games in 2018. He hit .316 while collecting 65 total hits - second most on the team. He added 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs, eight stolen bases and a team-high 48 runs scored.
- Mazzone collected a team-high .339 batting average during his rookie campaign for the Redhawks. He started 29 games and appeared in 49. In 115 at bats, the Huntington Beach, Calif., native had 39 hits, including five doubles and three home runs, while driving in 19 runs and scoring 17 times.
- The Redhawks earned 54 points and were selected fourth in the WAC preseason poll, as voted on by the league's 10 head coaches. Grand Canyon was the preseason favorite to win the 2019 WAC title with five first-place votes and 75 points, while the Lopes' Quin Cotton and New Mexico State's Brock Whittlesey were selected as the preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The Aggies earned three first-place votes and 74 points, while Sacramento State had two first-place votes and 69 points.
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Multiple ticket plan options are available, including an individual season-ticket for just $70, which includes access to the Redhawks' 27-game home slate. New this spring is a family pack of season tickets for as low as $30 per person. The family plan includes a minimum purchase of four season tickets for a total of $120. Single game tickets are also available. For more information, visit goseattleu.com/tix or contact the SU Athletics Ticket Office at 206-398-GOSU or firstname.lastname@example.org.