PORTLAND, Ore. – Seattle University baseball dropped a 7-1 decision at the University of Portland Wednesday afternoon at Joe Etzel Field.
Tied 1-1 through five complete, the Pilots (14-4) would surge late, scoring twice in the sixth, twice in the seventh and twice in the eighth. The Redhawks collected eight hits on the day - just one shy of Portland - but could not string them together, finishing with just the one early run.
The Pilots struck for one run in the bottom of the first on a pair of singles and a fielder's choice that scored leadoff batter Chad Stevens.
Redhawk starter Josh Thompson would go 4.2 solid innings, fanning five, walking two and allowing four hits along the way.
Portland would go on to break things open in the sixth as a pair of walks put two on to start the inning. The Redhawks induced a double-play on the next batter, but Trayce Tammaro followed with a two-run homer to right to make it 3-1 Pilots.
The home team continued to pull away with two more runs in the seventh and two in the eighth, turning a pair of hits and a walk in each inning into runs.
Brayden Meyer took the loss for the Redhawks after his walk issued in the fifth came around to score the go-ahead run. Portland reliever Brett Gillis was credited with the win.
The Redhawks remain on the road this weekend, traveling to face San Diego State in a three-game series at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The set begins Friday at 6 p.m.