MINNEAPOLIS - (Feb. 24) Seattle University baseball led Minnesota 3-0 through four innings Friday, but the Gophers rallied to score 13 runs over a four-inning span, sending the Redhawks to a 13-4 setback at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Janson Junk took the loss for Seattle U (2-3). The junior surrendered just two hits over his first four innings, but Minnesota (2-1) would break through for four runs on five hits in the bottom of the fifth.
The Gophers opened the sixth inning with back-to-back singles and, after recording the inning’s first out, Junk was replaced by Tyler Oldenberg. Minnesota would plate one run in the inning before Oldenburg got the final two outs on a ground out and fly out.
But the Gophers would come back for more in the seventh and eighth, plating four runs in each frame.
Curtis Perrin led off the second with a triple to center, but would also remain on the base path as Gopher starter Lucas Gilbreath recorded three strikeouts to end the inning.
Michael Ciancio added a third run for Seattle U in the fourth after leading off with a walk, advancing to second on an error, moving to third on a sacrifice bunt and scoring on a fielder’s choice to short.
Hurd finished with two of the Redhawks’ eight hits. Six other Redhawks tallied one hit apiece.
The series between Seattle U and Minnesota continues Saturday with a 6:00 p.m. CT first pitch from U.S. Bank Stadium.