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Ryan Somers went 3-for-3 with two runs scored during Tuesday's 11-4 win over PLU
Courtesy: Eric Badeau (http://www.ewbphotography.com/)
Seattle U Baseball Earns 11-4 Win Over Pacific Lutheran
Courtesy: Seattle University  
Release:  04/26/2011
The offense for Seattle University continued to excel, reaching double digits in runs for the third consecutive game as the Redhawks posted an 11-4 victory over Pacific Lutheran University Tuesday night at Bannerwood Park.

Down 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth, Seattle U received back-to-back singles from Cullen Hendrickson (Auburn, Wash.) and Nate Roberts (Silverdale, Wash.) to put runners at first and third with one out. Riley Tompkins (Lynnwood, Wash.) avoided an inning-ending double play by hustling down the first base line, allowing Hendrickson to score the Redhawks' first run of the game.

Trent Oleszczuk (Beaverton, Ore.) led off the fifth inning with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ryan Somers (Sammamish, Wash.) drove in Oleszczuk with a double to right field and scored on a two-out single from Sean Narby (Auburn, Wash.). Hendrickson's fly ball to right-center field was misread by the Lute outfield, leading to a triple that drove in Narby, and a fielding error allowed Hendrickson to come home, giving Seattle U a 5-2 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Somers drew a leadoff walk, and Doug Kincaid (Portland, Ore.) extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single to right field. A double to right field by Josh Kalalau (University Place, Wash.) scored Somers, and Kincaid scored on a wild pitch. Hendrickson earned a single through the right side of the infield, driving in pinch runner Marcelino Morales (Pasco, Wash.), and Narby would score on a sacrifice fly by Roberts.

Bryndon Ecklund (Elma, Wash.) led off the seventh inning with a single, and Oleszczuk drew a walk. Pinch runner Matt Comer (Bozeman, Mont.) would score when Pacific Lutheran relief pitcher Dan Johansen misfired on an attempt to force Oleszczuk at second base, followed by a Kincaid grounder that drove in Oleszczuk.

Blaine Jones (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) started the game for the Redhawks, not allowing a hit but walking four batters as two runs scored in three innings of work. Evan Ewing (Spokane, Wash.) picked up his second consecutive victory, scattering three hits in three innings. Other pitching highlights for the Redhawks include Cory Mack (Spokane, Wash.) striking out the side in the seventh inning and Max Whieldon (Trabuco Hills, Calif.) needing just two pitches for the final out of the game.

Somers finished the game 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and one run driven in, while Hendrickson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Jacob Hoffman was the only Pacific Lutheran player to earn more than one hit in the game, going 2-for-4 with a run batted in.

Seattle University (16-18) will host New Mexico State in a four-game series beginning Thursday, April 28, with a 6 p.m. contest.  

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