SEATTLE – (May 9) In its last non-conference road game of the season, the Seattle U baseball team survived a late surge by Washington, holding on for a 7-5 win at Husky Ballpark Tuesday night.
The Redhawks (17-28-1) took two of three games during the season from the Huskies (24-21), including both played at Husky Ballpark.
After two full scoreless innings, Seattle U go on the board in the top of the third. With one out, Jeffrey Morgan doubled to right and Kyler Murphy followed with a single to centerfield, scoring Morgan from second.
The Redhawks added two more runs in the fourth to go ahead 3-0. Austin Lively led off with a double to left, prompting the first pitching change of the night as Leo Nierenberg replaced Chris Micheles. Griffin Andreychuk immediately drew a four-pitch walk and Sean Sutton laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners in scoring position.
That brought Dalton Hurd to the plate for a one-out single through the left side that scored Lively. After another Washington pitching change, Curtis Perrin flied out to deep right field, earning a sacrifice fly as Andreychuk scored from third.
The Huskies got one back in the home half of the fourth as Kyle London led off with a single and would later score on an RBI-single by Joey Morgan.
Andreychuk provided a two-RBI double to left-center in the fifth to make it 5-1 Redhawks. Seattle U would tack on two more in the seventh courtesy a Lively RBI-single and Andreychuk RBI-double.
Seattle U starting pitcher Tyler Oldenberg surrendered the one run in the fourth, but was otherwise unscathed in five complete innings. He struck out a pair, walked one and allowed five hits in his third win of the season.
Junk gave up four runs in the eighth to the Huskies as the home team attempted to rally from six down. But Prizina would close out the inning with a ground out and strike out. The lefty recorded the first two outs of the ninth inning before giving way to closer Zach Wolf who struck out London for the final out of the game and his fifth save of the season.
The Redhawks embark on their final Western Athletic Conference road trip of the season this weekend, beginning a three-game set at CSU Bakersfield on Friday, May 12. First pitch in game one is scheduled for 6 p.m.