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Brandon Kizer earned the victory after 7 1/3 innings of work Friday night against Central Washington
Courtesy: Eric Badeau (http://www.ewbphotography.com/)
Seattle U Baseball Shuts Out Central Washington, 3-0
Courtesy: Seattle University  
Release:  04/15/2011
Brandon Kizer (Marysville, Wash.) and Conor Spink (Eagle River, Alaska) combined for a shutout, and Doug Kincaid (Portland, Ore.) drove in all of Seattle University's runs as the Redhawks defeated the Central Washington Wildcats, 3-0, Friday night at Bannerwood Park.

Kizer pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits and hitting two batters while posting four strikeouts. He retired the first 11 Wildcat batters in order and did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the fifth inning. Spink came on with one runner on and one out in the eighth inning, earned back-to-back strikeouts, and overcame a Redhawk error in the ninth inning to earn his first save of the season.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Josh Kalalau (University Place, Wash.) was hit by a pitch and stole second base. Kincaid followed with a double off the left field wall that drove in Kalalau with Seattle U's first run in 22 innings.

The Redhawks added on to their lead in the sixth inning when Trent Oleszczuk (Beaverton, Ore.) and Sean Narby (Auburn, Wash.) drew back-to-back walks and Kalalau followed with a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners to second and third. Kincaid sent a line drive towards the right field line, scoring both players to give Seattle U a 3-0 advantage.

"Brandon was ahead in the count most of the time, which put them on the defensive, so he did a great job. Conor came on in the right situation and did what he has done all season long," head coach Donny Harrel said. "We were better defensively, and Doug had the big timely hits for us. It was a good effort for the guys tonight."

Central Washington (10-23), batting .301 as a team coming into the game, was held to three hits, with nobody picking up more than one hit during the contest. Brandon Rohde took the loss after giving up four hits, two walks, and three earned runs in six innings of work.

Seattle University (13-15) will look for the sweep Saturday, April 16, starting at 1 p.m. The Redhawks will then face Washington for the fourth and final time next Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. before leaving for Texas to face Dallas Baptist in a three-game series April 21-23.

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