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PORTLAND, Ore. – Seattle University baseball dropped a 7-1 decision at the University of Portland Wednesday afternoon at Joe Etzel Field.

Tied 1-1 through five complete, the Pilots (14-4) would surge late, scoring twice in the sixth, twice in the seventh and twice in the eighth. The Redhawks collected eight hits on the day - just one shy of Portland - but could not string them together, finishing with just the one early run.

The Pilots struck for one run in the bottom of the first on a pair of singles and a fielder's choice that scored leadoff batter Chad Stevens.

Redhawk starter Josh Thompson would go 4.2 solid innings, fanning five, walking two and allowing four hits along the way.

Seattle U (4-12) evened the score in the fourth as Connor O'Brien drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Kyle Sherick single into right field.

Portland would go on to break things open in the sixth as a pair of walks put two on to start the inning. The Redhawks induced a double-play on the next batter, but Trayce Tammaro followed with a two-run homer to right to make it 3-1 Pilots.

The home team continued to pull away with two more runs in the seventh and two in the eighth, turning a pair of hits and a walk in each inning into runs. 

Brayden Meyer took the loss for the Redhawks after his walk issued in the fifth came around to score the go-ahead run. Portland reliever Brett Gillis was credited with the win.

Jacob Prater led Seattle U with three hits while Austin Lively collected a pair.

The Redhawks remain on the road this weekend, traveling to face San Diego State in a three-game series at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The set begins Friday at 6 p.m.