SEATTLE - (Mar. 29) Seattle U continues Western Athletic Conference play with a three-game home stand at Bannerwood Park. The first game in the series is set to kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, followed by a first pitch time of 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. on Sunday. Friday’s game will be broadcast on the WAC Digital Network. The games on Saturday and Sunday will be available from streaming at goseattleu.com.

Friday, Mar. 31 vs. New Mexico State - 5:00 p.m. (Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, WA)
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Saturday, Apr. 1 vs. New Mexico State - 2:00 p.m. (Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, WA)
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Sunday, Apr. 2 vs. New Mexico State - 12:00 p.m. (Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, WA)
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Friday, Mar. 31
SU: LHP Jake Prizina (3-0, 3.52) vs. NMSU: LHP Kyle Bradish (3-0, 2.53)
Saturday, Apr. 1
SU: RHP Janson Junk (3-3, 5.40 vs. NMSU: RHP Marcel Renteria (3-2, 4.34)
Sunday, Apr. 2
SU: LHP Nathan Bonck (0-2, 14.40) vs. NMSU: TBA

•Seattle U enters the series having dropped two of three games to Chicago State in its first WAC series of the season, dropping its record to 8-15, 1-2 in WAC play.
•The Redhawks lost a heartbreaker in the first game of the series, giving up two runs in the top of the ninth to give the Cougars a 4-3 lead and eventual win.
Aaron Stroosma continued his strong season by going 6-11 with four RBIs in the series. He is currently fourth in the WAC with 23 RBIs.
Max Modeste provided some offensive punch in the second game of the series, hitting a grand slam in the 7-2 win.
Janson Junk had one of his best games of the season in the second game, pitching seven innings and giving up two runs, while striking out four to earn the win.
•The Redhawks couldn’t take advantage of baserunners, leaving a combined 21 players on base in their two losses.
•As a team, Seattle U is batting .269, good for fifth in the conference, but are third in slugging and on-base percentage with averages of .384 and .380 respectively.
•They are led offensively by Austin Lively, batting .361 and Aaron Stroosma, batting .360.
Nick Meservey was named the Preseason WAC Pitcher of the Year while he, along with Sean Sutton, Griffin Andreychuk, Tarik Skubal and Connor Moore on the Preseason All-WAC Team, which totaled 14 members.

The Redhawks have an all-time record of 9-8 against New Mexico State. In 2015 they swept them at home, and last year took one out of three games in the regular season, winning 10-9, before dropping the last two games of the series, 5-8 and 5-7.

•The Aggies have a record of 14-12 in 2017, but have not played a conference game yet, with their series against Seattle U representing the first of the season. They are currently on a three-game losing streak.
•They currently lead the WAC in almost every offensive category, including batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBIs, runs scored, and hits.
•They rank fifth nationally with 292 hits in 2017.
•Their offense is led by Brent Sakurai, who is batting .389 with two home runs and 15 RBIs, and Austin Botello who has three home runs and 30 runs batted in.
•Their pitching staff is led by Kyle Bradish, who has a 2.53 ERA in six starts, and Ruger Rodriguez, who has an ERA of 1.00 and four saves, in 10 appearances.

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