San Jose State took the lead in the first inning when Craig Hertler led off with a single, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and a groundout, and scored on a double by Zach Jones. Jones would come around and score on a single up the middle by Danny Stienstra to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead.
All five Redhawk runs were produced with two outs, beginning in the first inning when Doug Kincaid (Portland, Ore.) and Josh Kalalau (University Place, Wash.) both singled with two outs, followed by a single by Matt Comer (Bozeman, Mont.) that scored Kincaid. Seattle U tied the game in the second inning as Nick Latta (Tacoma, Wash.) doubled to left field and, with two outs, scored on an infield single by Trent Oleszczuk (Beaverton, Ore.).
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Latta reached on an infield single, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and a groundout, and scored on a single to center field by Oleszczuk. Meanwhile, Seattle U starter Max Whieldon (Trabuco Hills, Calif.) settled down after the first inning, helped by two 4-6-3 double plays.
However, San Jose State would strike in the sixth inning, as Jones and Stienstra each singled to but two runners on with one out. Kerry Jenkins sent a deep fly ball into the right-center field gap for a triple that scored both Spartans. Jenkins would score on a sacrifice fly by Nick Borg to give San Jose State a 5-3 advantage.
Seattle U fought back, as Bryndon Ecklund (Elma, Wash.) tripled to right field and scored on an Oleszczuk single with two outs in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, Kincaid walked, stole second base, and scored on a single to right field by Jace Sloan (Puyallup, Wash.). At the conclusion of the inning, it was decided to suspend the game until Saturday due to the rain that had already fallen and was set to fall for the next few hours.
After the conclusion of this game, the teams will play a seven-inning game and a nine-inning game as a doubleheader Saturday.