NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – (March 11) Seattle University rallied to win, 4-1, at CSUN Sunday morning. Andie Larkins threw a complete game and Madison Cathcart hit her 14th home run of the season to give the Redhawks the lead in the seventh inning of the contest at the CSUN Tournament.
"First of all, congrats to the women's basketball team for their first WAC championship,” said Coach Geoff Hirai. “You have inspired us and we are with you. We had a great outing in the circle and we strung a couple innings together to get our first win on a Sunday this year.”
The Matadors went ahead, 1-0, early, but Larkins bounced back. The junior retired 11 straight batters in the middle of the game, keeping SU (14-12) close.
Cathcart walked to lead off the sixth and Kaylee Ree reached on an error. Another error allowed Susanne Morris to get aboard, loading the bases. Breanna Timmons drew a walk with one out, plating Ree to tie the contest. CSUN escaped further damage, though, moving the game to the bottom of the sixth. The Matadors put two on base with one out, but Larkins wriggled out of the jam, getting a pair of groundballs to end the frame.
Ally Choate singled to start the seventh and then Cathcart gave her team the lead with a two-run shot. The sophomore has 14 home runs in 2018, good for most in the nation.
Ree kept the rally moving with a single. She stole second and came around to score on a Cherise Silvan base hit to right. In the bottom of the seventh, Larkins put together a 1-2-3 inning to close the door on the Matadors.
Larkins went the full seven innings, allowing five hits and one run. She struck out five batters. Alyson Matriotti led with two hits, while Cathcart homered and walked. Ree added a hit and two runs.
The Redhawks host the Seattle U Invitational next weekend. Portland State and Bryant visit Logan Field, as three games are slated for Friday and Saturday, with two set for Sunday.