SEATTLE – (Feb. 6) More than 400 guests gathered at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront on Friday, Feb. 2 as Seattle University baseball celebrated its history and looked to the future at the 2018 Meet the Redhawks event.

The annual fundraiser was a huge success, raising more than $190,000 for the baseball program, much of which will go towards baseball operations and enhancements at Bannerwood Field in Bellevue - the Redhawks' home facility.

"It was an unbelievebable night," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "This marked our third straight year with more than 400 people and our alumni who spoke made the night really, really special."

Special guests at the event include Steve Souza of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Brent Lillebridge, former MLB player, Eric Yardley, '13 and Johnny O'Brien, '53.

Debbie Christian spoke about the support the Redhawk baseball family provided following the tragic passing of her son Cam Christian – a member of the baseball team in 2010-11 – in October of 2011.

Corky Trewin earned the evening's 2017 MVP of the Year for "going beyond the call of duty in helping build a quality baseball program for Seattle University."

The 2018 season begins Friday, Feb. 16 at Bannerwood Park as the Redhawks open a four-game series against the University of Pacific. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 4 p.m. For the most up-to-date information on Seattle U baseball games, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter @seattleubase.