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SEATTLE - (Mar. 23) Western Athletic Conference baseball action begins this week as the defending regular-season champion Redhawks host Chicago State in a three-game series at Bannerwood Park. Game one is set for Friday at 5 p.m. First pitch on Saturday is scheduled for 2 p.m. while the series finale is Sunday at noon. Friday’s and Sunday’s games will be streamed live on goseattleu.com while Saturday’s match-up will be carried on the WAC Digital Network.

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Friday, Mar. 24 vs. Chicago State - 5:00 p.m. (Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, WA)
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Saturday, Mar. 25 vs. Chicago State - 2:00 p.m. (Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, WA)
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Sunday, Mar. 26 vs. Chicago State - 12:00 p.m. (Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, WA)
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THE MATCH-UPS
PROBABLE STARTERS (W-L, ERA)
Friday, Mar. 24
SU: RHP Jake Prizina (3-0, 3.58) vs. CSU: LHP Josh Perkins (2-2, 3.90)
Saturday, Mar. 25
SU: TBA vs. CSU: TBA
Sunday, Mar. 26
SU: TBA vs. CSU: TBA

REDHAWK REPORT
• Seattle U enters the weekend with a 7-13 overall record after dropping a pair of games at Portland this week. The Redhawks fell 6-3 on Tuesday and 5-3 on Wednesday.
Sean Sutton and Aaron Stroosma had the most offensive success in the two-game set. Sutton went 3-for-7 (.429) with one double and two RBIs while Stroosma collected four hits in 10 at-bats (.400) with one double.
• Errors were costly in the losses at Portland as SU made five mistakes that led to five unearned runs.
• The pitching staff combined for a 3.38 ERA.
Jake Prizina and Dalton Hurd swept the WAC weekly honors for Mar. 6-12, earning Pitcher and Hitter of the Week, respectively.
• The 17 runs against Pacific on Mar. 12 were a season-high and the most scored since a 17-5 win at UC Davis on Feb. 16, 2014.
• Offensively, the Redhawks hold a combined .271 average. Five players are batting over .300, led by Austin Lively who hits at a .358 clip. Aaron Stroosma is batting .342 with 26 hits and 19 RBIs. Jack Reisinger is hitting .373 with 19 hits and 11 RBIs, Chase wells is batting .333 and Dalton Hurd is at a .329 clip with 24 hits.
Dalton Hurd has a team-high six doubles and Stroosma leads the way with 19 RBIs.
• Seattle U was picked to repeat as the WAC champions in a preseaosn poll voted on by the league's nine head coaches.
Nick Meservey was named the Preseason WAC Pitcher of the Year while he, along with Sean SuttonGriffin AndreychukTarik Skubal and Connor Moore  on the Preseason All-WAC Team, which totaled 14 members.

SERIES HISTORY VS CHICAGO STATE
Seattle U holds a 5-1 series record over the Cougars since 2010. The Redhawks two two-of-three games from Chicago State in 2015. Last spring, SU swept the three-game series in Chicago by scores of 12-4, 14-1 and 12-2.

ABOUT THE COUGARS
• Chicago State enters WAC play with a 4-13 overall record. Their win total includes two over Northern Illinois, one over Fort Wayne and one over Eastern Kentucky.
• The team hits at a .257 clip. Three players are batting over .300, including Matt Sullivan (.345), Jacob Vanitvelt (.312) and Matt Paciello (.309).
• Matt Paciello leads the team with 16 RBIs and Julian Russell has a team-high eight doubles.
• On the mound, Zach Thomas had a team-low 3.38 ERA in four appearances (8.0 innings). Justin Want (3.65 ERA) and Jake Perkins (3.90 ERA) also hold ERAs under four on a staff that combines for a 6.86 ERA.

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