BELLEVUE, Wash. – (Apr. 14) Seattle University baseball got a grand slam from Dalton Hurd and a three-run homer from Sean Sutton on its way to a second straight 13-run output in a 13-6 final against Alcorn State Saturday afternoon at Bannerwood Park.
Playing through rain the entire way, the Redhawks (22-10) collected just five hits, but also took advantage of 14 walks by the Braves' pitching staff. Sutton's three-run homer was part of a four-run second that saw Seattle U take an early 6-0 lead.
Alcorn State's Der'Vincent Hamilton plated a pair of runs in the third as he connected on a double to right off of Redhawk starter Jake Prizina. The Braves would score three more in the top of the fifth to make it 6-5 Redhawks.
But Seattle U would blow the game back open in the home half of the inning as Hurd launched his grand slam over the left field fence as part of a six-run rally. Each team would score once more in the eighth for the final 13-6 spread.
Prizina fanned three in five innings and did not issue a walk for the fifth time this season as he improved to 5-0. Drake Maningo, Zach Wolf and Dawson Day all pitched in relief. Day struck out the side in the top of the ninth to shut the door on the Braves.
The Redhawks and Braves will conclude the three-game non-conference series Sunday at 12 p.m. Fans are reminded to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase for the most up-to-date information regarding any changes in the schedule due to weather.