The Seattle University softball team had stronger at bats on day two, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit in either game, and they fell in both contests on the day, 9-2, and 6-3.
Game 1 - Northern Colorado 9, Seattle U 2
Northern Colorado started where they left off on the first day of the series, putting two runs on the board in the opening inning.
The Redhawks answered back with two runs of their own in the top of the third, as Bubba Morrow (Auburn, Wash.) hit a two-run home run to left center, her fifth of the season, tying the game, 2-2.
The tie, however, was short lived as the Bears added four, one, and two more runs, respectively, in the fourth through sixth innings and they came out with the 9-2 win in game one.
Mandie Sugita (Rossmoor, Calif.) was handed the loss for Seattle U, giving up seven runs, five of which were earned, on 11 hits, while walking two and striking out three in four innings pitched. Jessica Ulrich (Lewiston, Idaho) entered in relief, allowing two runs on two hits in two innings pitched.
Kelci Cheney earned the win for the Bears, allowing two runs on two hits, while walking three and striking out one in four innings pitched. Megan Wilkinson earned her fourth save of the season in the win, allowing just four hits and striking out two in three innings pitched.
Game 2 - Northern Colorado 6, Seattle U 3
After two quiet opening innings for each side, Northern Colorado took the early 2-0 lead, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third.
Seattle U scored one of their own in the top of the fifth and two more in the top of the sixth on a two-run double by Brianna Guerrero (Buena Park, Calif.), but the Bears added two runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth and sixth and came away with the 6-3 win.
Senior Hannah Klein entered the contest as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-1 in her final home contest as a Redhawk. Seattle U honored Klein in a senior day ceremony between the two contests.
Richelle Ashburn (Post Falls, Idaho) was handed the loss for the Redhawks, giving up four runs on nine hits, while walking one and striking out five in five innings pitched. Ulrich entered in relief, giving up two runs on one hit, while walking and striking out one in one inning pitched.
Mikayla Duffy earned the win in the circle for Northern Colorado, giving up just one run on six hits, while striking out three in five innings pitched. Wilkinson earned her fifth save of the season, and her second of the day, giving up two runs on two hits, while walking one and striking out three in two relief innings pitched.
Seattle U (15-28) finishes their season on the road at the University of Oregon in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.