Seattle University lost to the University of Washington, 14-1, Tuesday night in a non-conference collegiate baseball game at Bannerwood Park.
Washington (7-19) scored in the top of the second inning as Ryan Wiggins led off with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, reached third on another bunt, and scored on a single by Ty Afenir. Wiggins led off the fourth inning with a single, and the Huskies loaded the bases on successive singles by Austin Rei and Andrew Ely. However, Seattle U starting pitcher Andrew Olson (Enumclaw, Wash.) started a 1-2-3 double play, and Washington failed to score.
The Huskies extended their lead in the fifth inning, starting with a single by Jayce Ray, with Joe Meggs reaching base on an error. Robert Pehl drove in Ray with a single, and Trevor Mitsui and Wiggins notched back-to-back sacrifice flies to increase the Washington advantage to 4-0. Consecutive singles by Ely, Afenir, and Braden Bishop to start the sixth inning ended the night for Olson, and a two-run single by Pehl gave the Huskies a 7-0 lead.
Landon Cray (Chimacum, Wash.) was the offense for the Redhawks, singling to lead off the first inning before hitting a home run over the right field fence with two outs in the sixth inning. Those would be the only two hits Seattle U would collect during the game as Husky starter Trevor Dunlap and three relievers combined to face just two batters over the minimum, with Dunlap earning the victory after pitching six innings with six strikeouts.
Rei drove in Mitsui in the seventh inning, and then the floodgates opened in the ninth inning, as the Huskies scored six runs. Washington collected 20 hits during the night, the first 19 of them singles before pinch hitter Parker Guinn doubled in the ninth inning. All 12 Huskies who batted at least once earned a hit, with Ely and Bishop leading the way with 3-for-5 performances.
Seattle University (10-17) turns around and welcomes the Portland Pilots to Bannerwood Park Wednesday, April 3, for a 2:30 p.m. scheduled first pitch. This game, the fifth and final meeting between the Northwest rivals, was originally scheduled for March 13 but was postponed due to rain. Live stats and live video will be available on GoSeattleU.com.