SEATTLE – Seattle University baseball concludes regular-season Western Athletic Conference play this week, traveling to face Northern Colorado for a three-game series in Greeley, Colo. The Redhawks and Bears open play on Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. Mountain, 1 p.m. Pacific. Friday's first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. Mountain, 12 p.m. Pacific and the series concludes on Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. Pacific. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.
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- Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. PT (Jackson Field, Greeley, Colo.)
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- Friday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT (Jackson Field, Greeley, Colo.)
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- Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT (Jackson Field, Greeley, Colo.)
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Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. PT
SU: LHP Jarrod Billig (4-4, 4.04 ERA) vs. UNC: RHP Connor Anderson (1-9, 8.94 ERA)
Friday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT
SU: TBA vs. UNC: RHP Issac Bracken (2-5, 5.35 ERA)
Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT
SU: LHP Jake Prizina (4-3, 3.49 ERA) vs. UNC: LHP Karver Pate (3-2, 7.43 ERA)
The Redhawks are 16-3 all-time against Northern Colorado, including 5-1 in Greeley. Seattle U has won every series the two teams have competed in, including taking two of three from UNC at Bannerwood Park one year ago. The Redhawks and Bears also met in the 2018 WAC Tournament, with Seattle U winning, 8-3.
- Seattle U sits at 12-37 overall and 7-17 in Western Athletic Conference play after dropping a three-game series to league-leader New Mexico State last weekend in Bellevue.
- The Redhawks enter the weekend sitting two games out of contention to reach the 2019 WAC Tournament. The top six teams in the regular-season league standings will advance to play for the WAC Tournament title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Removing California Baptist from the equation (the Lancers are ineligible due to their transition period from DII to DI), Seattle U needs to jump either CSU Bakersfield or Utah Valley in the WAC standings, both of whom are two games ahead and hold the tie breaker over the Redhawks.
- Kyler Murphy and Kyle Sherick lead the Redhawks in batting, both holding a .317 average. The freshman Sherick leads the team in total hits with 59, while also collecting seven doubles, three triples and five home runs – which ties for the team lead.
- Sherick currently holds a team-best 13-game reached-base streak while Julian Kodama holds a team-best 10-game active hit streak.
- Jake Taylor leads the Redhawks with 40 RBIs. Taylor also has a team-high 11 doubles. Justin Mazzone is not far behind with 35 RBI, aided by seven doubles and a tie for the team lead with five homers.
- In the series finale against Sacramento State on April 13, the Redhawk pitching staff fanned 16 batters, a season high. Josh Thompson collected 10 of those strikeouts over the course of just four innings of work.
- Prizina is climbing up the list in a number of program all-time records. Entering this week, he already holds the all-time records strikeouts (238), innings pitched (303.1) and starts (44). He also ranks second in wins (19) and eighth in total appearances (68). Tarik Skubal (2015-16, 18) holds the career record for wins with 21 while the all-time appearances record is held by Garrett Anderson (2012-15) with 83.
- 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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