STOCKTON, Calif. - (Mar. 11) Seattle University baseball held early leads in both games of a doubleheader Saturday in Stockton, but the Redhawks would succumb to a pair of late rallies by Pacific, falling 4-3 and 7-5 at Klein Family Field.
In game one, a scheduled seven-inning affair, the Redhawks (5-10) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Griffin Andreychuk led off the game with a single to right and advanced to second on a throwing error by Pacific pitcher Will Lyndon. After Jack Reisinger lined out, Andreychuk advanced to third on an Aaron Stroosma ground out and would score on Sean Sutton’s single to left center.
Dalton Hurd delivered the third hit of the inning, a single through the right side that sent Sutton to third. Sutton would then score on a wild pitch before Max Modeste grounded out to end the inning.
Pacific (8-6) evened the score in the second, scoring a pair of runs on two hits and an error. But Hurd collected his second RBI-single of the day in the third, sending a single to left that allowed Reisinger to score from second.
Seattle U starter Connor Moore struck out one, walked three and gave up two hits for two runs (one earned) in 2.2 innings. Zach Wolf, who entered in relief, took the loss after giving up the tying run in the sixth and the game-winning run in the eighth.
Pacific would snap the 3-3 tie on a sacrifice fly to center.
The Redhawks led 5-1 through five-and-a-half innings in game two, but surrendered six unanswered runs in the seven-inning setback.
Kyler Murphy went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the nightcap. Four other Redhawks had one hit each while Andreychuk and Hurd each had an RBI.
But a four-run fifth for Pacific turned the tide. The Tigers had just two hits in the inning, but also took advantage of three hit-by-pitches, a walk and a wild pitch. Pacific would snap the 5-5 tie in the sixth as James Free sent two runners home on a ground rule double.
The four-game set concludes Sunday in Stockton with a single game scheduled to begin at noon.