BELLEVUE, Wash. – A pair of unearned runs spoiled an otherwise solid day on the mound for the Seattle U baseball pitching staff as the Redhawks dropped a 2-1 decision to UT Arlington Saturday afternoon at Bannerwood Park.
Tyler Yeh (1-3) struck out two while giving up just one walk and nine hits in 6.1 innings. The junior did not allow an earned run, but surrendered a pair of unearned runs in the second that would ultimately decide the game.
But the Redhawk offense could not get itself going on the flip side, managing just six hits on the day. They looked to mount a rally in the bottom of the ninth as Austin Lively led off with a single to second and Justin Mazzone doubles to left center to put runners on second and third.
Connor O'Brien delivered a sacrifice fly RBI as Lively crossed home plate on the fly out to right. Kyle Sherick followed by drawing a four pitch walk, but the Redhawks could not push another runner across the plate as UTA closer Andrew Gross picked up his second save of the series.
Seattle U returns to action on Monday, closing out a five-game homestand by hosting Minnesota at 11 a.m. at Bannerwood Park.