STOCKTON, Calif. – Seattle University baseball dropped a 9-6 decision at University of the Pacific on Saturday evening as the series schedule was shifted due to inclement weather in the area. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was canceled and the four-game series will be shortened to just three games as the series will wrap up on Sunday morning.
Pacific (9-1) struck first, scoring twice off of Redhawk starter Will Smith. But Seattle U responded quickly as three consecutive singles to open the second, sent one run across home plate. Connor O'Brien would then score on a while pitch and a Justin Kodama double sent a third run in to make it 3-2 Redhawks.
The Tigers snatched momentum back, tying the score in the home half of the second, and then added three runs in the fourth and three more in the seventh off a three-run homer.
The Redhawks (3-6) mounted a rally in the eighth, scoring once off of a wild pitch and twice more on a O'Brien single to make it a 9-6 ballgame. But the rally would be halted by Pacific closer Nic Swanson who recorded the final out of the inning with a strikeout.
Brayden Weyer would keep the Tigers scoreless in the bottom of the eighth, but the Redhawks could get nothing going in the top of the ninth and the 9-6 score would stand.
Alex Jemal took the loss for Seattle U after giving up the go-ahead runs in the fourth. Pacific starter Ryan Shreve earned the win in six innings of work.
The Redhawks and Tigers wrap up the series on Sunday with an 11 a.m. first pitch.