PHOENIX, Ariz. – Seattle University baseball could not escape the Arizona desert with a win this week as a late Grand Canyon rally propelled the Lopes to a 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Redhawks Saturday afternoon at GCU Ballpark.
The Redhawks (8-29, 4-11 WAC) score the first three runs of the game and carried a 4-3 lead through eight innings. But GCU (20-18, 8-7 WAC) would rally to tie the game in the ninth, then added the walk-off winner in the bottom of the 10th.
Tyler Yeh gave Seattle U a quality start as the junior fanned six while scattering six hits for three runs allowed over 6.1 innings of work. Ethan Christianson would be strapped with the loss after surrendering the winning run in the 10th.
Jacob Prater led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. The senior scored on a wild pitch for the game's first run, then launched a two-run homer in the fifth that put the Redhawks on top, 3-0.
The Redhawks return to Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash., this week, hosting a pair of non-conference games. Seattle U hosts British Columbia on Tuesday and Lewis-Clark State College on Wednesday. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.