STOCKTON, Calif. – Seattle University baseball closed out its series at University of the Pacific with a big 8-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Klein Family Field in Stockton, Calif.
The Redhawks (4-6) collected 11 hits and drew six walks on their way to scoring in three different innings. The pitching staff, meanwhile, fanned six and allowed just four hits for one run.
"We outhit our opponent the whole series but were plagued by giving up more walks and hit batters than hits," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "So we need to continue to improve on the mound and not give our opposition to many opportunities.
"Tyler Yeh pitched out of some jams today and Desmond Parisotto was excellent by just allowing contact and letting our defense take care of the ball behind him," Harrel said. "Our offense has stayed very consistent and different guys are contributing each game."
Yeh picked up his first win of the season after tossing five shutout innings. The junior fanned seven and allowed just one hit to go along with five walks.
He was aided by his offense, which gave him a quick 1-0 advantage in the top of the first as Jacob Prater led off the game with a single to right, two batters later Chase Wells walked and Connor O'Brien sent Prater home with a single through the right side.
The Redhawks would tack on four more runs in the fifth as O'Brien collected a two-RBI double to left field and Kyle Sherick singled through the left side to send two more home.
Parisotto entered in the sixth in replace of Yeh, tossing three quality innings. he allowed just one run - a solo homer to Tyler Ryan in the seventh.
Seattle U's offense added three more runs in the top of the eighth as it took advantage of a pair of Tiger fielding errors.
Brayden Weyer would close out the ninth inning on the mound for the Redhawks, collecting all three outs on strikeouts.
"Winning today helps create a little momentum as we come home and hopefully we can continue to improve in the areas that have been below our standard," Harrel said.
The Redhawks are back home at Bannerwood Park for their next five games, beginning Tuesday, Mar. 5 against crosstown rival Washington. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.