BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - (May 12) Seattle University baseball dropped a 7-6 decision at CSU Bakersfield in the first of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series Friday night at Hardt Field.

The Redhawks (17-29-1, 6-13 WAC) went head 5-3 with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth, but the ‘Runners (27-19, 12-7 WAC) rallied for four runs in the home half of the inning and held on in the final frame.

Janson Junk gave up the go-ahead runs to CSUB, taking the loss for Seattle U. Starter Jake Prizina fanned three and scattered seven hits for three runs in 6.2 innings.

CSUB's Max Carter went 7.1 innings with no decision. Mahlik Jones was credited with the win and Naithen Dewsnap recorded his 12 save of the year.

After three-and-a-half scoreless innings, the ‘Runners strung together three hits and a walk in the fourth. Robles' triple down the right-field line sent two runners home.

The Redhawks responded in the top of the fifth with a two-run homer by Chase Wells. CSUB would briefly lead again with a run in the home half of the fifth, but a sixth-inning, solo homer by Griffin Andreychuk evened the score again, 3-3.

A big two-out two-RBI double by Sean Sutton gave Seattle U a 5-3 advantage in the eighth. But two hits, two fielding errors, a walk and hit by pitch led to a four-run eighth for the ‘Runners.

Pinch hitter Max Modeste launched a two-out solo home run in the Redhawks' final frame, but Dewsnap got Kyler Murphy to strike out swinging to end the game.

First pitch for game-two of the WAC series is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Hardt Field.