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SEATTLE – (May 3) Western Athletic Conference play continues this weekend on the road as Seattle university baseball travels to face Sacramento State for a three-game series in Sacramento. Action begins Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch at John Smith Field. The teams will continue play on Saturday at 6 p.m. and conclude Sunday with a noon start. The Redhawks enter the series with a 29-13 overall record and 11-5 WAC mark, good for fourth place in the league standings. The Hornets sit in second place at 11-4 and are 24-19 overall.

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THE MATCH-UPS
PROBABLE STARTERS (W-L, ERA)
SU: LHP Tarik Skubal (6-0, 3.90 ERA) vs. RHP Scott Randell (4-3, 3.88 ERA)

SU: LHP Jake Prizina (6-0, 3.98 ERA) vs. RHP Austin Root (7-3, 2.67 ERA)
SU: LHP Nick Meservey (0-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. RHP Parker Brahms (4-3, 2.17 ERA)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The Redhawks are 16-4 in their last 20 games and have five series victories during that span.
  • With 29 wins on the season, the Redhawks are one win shy of hitting the 30-win mark for the third time during the nine seasons since the program was resurected in 2010. The program record for withs in 37, set in 2016. The 2015 Redhawks won 31 games.
  • A 4-3 come-from-behind win over Washington State on April 25 gave the Redhawks a win over each of the other Division I Washington universities – Wazzu, Washington and Gonzaga – this season.
  • In games through May 2, the Redhawks rank 12th in the nation with a .404 on-base percentage. They also rank 21st in team batting average at .298.
  • Sophomore Austin Lively had a season-long, 34-game on-base streak snapped on Apr. 27 versus CSU Bakersfield. Sean Sutton is currently riding a 19-game on-base streak while Chase Wells has reached in 13 straight games.
  • Dalton Hurd leads the team with a .356 batting average and 57 hits, including 13 doubles, one triple and seven homers. He also leads the team with 40 RBIs.
  • The Redhawks have 112 total extra-base hits on the year, including 73 doubles, 12 triples and 27 home runs. Dalton Hurd has seven of those homers while Lucas Denney and Sean Sutton have four apiece and Curtis Perrin has three.
  • Tarik Skubal leads the pitchign staff with a 6-0 record and 3.90 ERA. The junior lefty has 71 strikeouts in 55.1 innings while also holding opponents to a .185 batting average.
  • Jake Prizina is 6-0, to go along with one save and a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts and 14 total appearances. The junior leads the pitching staff with 75 strikeouts while his 11 walks allowed in 72.1 innings ranks second in the WAC and 36th in the nation.
  • Closer Zach Wolf also continues to dominate. At 4-0 with eight saves and a 3.13 ERA in 22 appearances, Wolf has fanned 43 batters in 31.2 innings. He holds opponents to a .189 average.
  • Dalton Hurd was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of April 9-14. He led the Redhawks to a 5-0 week as he became the Redhawks' all-time hits and runs scored leader.
  • Chase Wells was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of March 26-April 1. He collected eight hits, including a triple and a home run, on his way to batting .615 in a three-game series at Chicago State.
  • Dalton Hurd hit his fourth home run of the season on Mar. 24 at New Mexico State, giving him 16 for his career, which makes him the Redhawks' career leader. He passed Josh Kalalau, who hit 15 home runs from 2010-11.
  • Zach Wolf was named WAC Pitcher of the Week on March 19. He picked up a trio of saves as the Redhawks went 3-0 against Pacific Northwest opponents.
  • The Redhawks were selected fourth in the WAC preseason poll, as voted on by the league's nine head coaches. New Mexico State was selected to finish second, and earned a pair of first-place votes.
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