BELLEVUE, Wash. – (Apr. 23) Seattle University baseball earned its eighth win in its last nine outings with a 9-2 victory over Puget Sound Monday evening at Bannerwood Park.
Playing their fourth game in as many days, the Redhawks (26-11) mixed up the lineup, and got ample production from a number of normal reserves.
Connor O'Brien led the battery by going 3-for-5 with three runs scored. The rookie also made his first appearance on the mound, pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
The Loggers (15-21) scored first with a solo home run in the top of the second. But Seattle U answered back with one run in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and five in the fifth to open up a 9-1 advantage. UPS would push one more across the plate in the sixth to round out the scoring.
Jarrod Billig earned his first win for the Redhawks. The rookie struck out five, walked one and allowed just three hits for one earned run in five complete innings. Alden Huschle surrendered just one hit and one walk for one run in three innings of relief before O'Brien closed out the ninth.
The Redhawks continue a busy stretch of nine games in a 13-day span on Wednesday when they host Washington State at 3 p.m. at Bannerwood Park.