BELLEVUE, Wash. – Kyle Sherick launched a solo homer well over the right-field fence in the bottom of the 10th inning, propelling Seattle U baseball to a thrilling 2-1 win over visiting University of British Columbia Tuesday evening at Bannerwood Park.
With the score knotted a 1-1, and two-outs in the final frame, Sherick, who was previously 0-for-4 on the night, got ahold of the first pitch he saw from UBC's Pat Van Den Brink, sending it deep beyond the fence in right field for the Redhawks' first walk-off victory of the season.
Redhawk starter Desmond Parisotto gave his team a quality start, tossing a no-hitter into the seventh inning before finally surrendering a single up the middle to Nolan Or. Parisotto would exit after seven complete, finishing with three strikeouts and one hit allowed.
"We got a good start by Desmond and he did a good job keeping us there," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "I didn't think we were very patient hitting today, and we got away from what's been giving us some success. But good for Kyle who has struggled in some first at-bats, but today he got one that he could do some damage with, and he did."
Alex Jemel would enter in the eighth and surrender a then game-tying run to the Thunderbirds (23-18) on back-to-back hits.
"When you give teams a chance to stick around, they will, and UBC got the big run off Jemal," Harrel said. "But Jarrod came in and got a big out with a runner on second and then we get the hit from Kyle. We needed to taste this and hopefully this will carry us forward."
Seattle U (9-29) got on the board first in the game, manufacturing a run off a pair of hits in the fifth. Drake Maningo would lead off with a single, advance to second on a Jason Harayda sacrifice bunt and score from second on a Kyler Murphy single into left field.
Murphy finished with two hits on the day while four others collected one each. Jarrod Billig picked up the win in relief, tossing the final 1.1 innings.
The Redhawks continue their brief two-game homestand Wednesday, hosting Lewis-Clark State for another 4 p.m. start at Bannerwood Park. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.