SEATTLE – Playing its final non-conference game of the season, Seattle University baseball dropped a 6-1 decision to the University of Washington Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies (21-18) would break open a scoreless game in the third by loading the bases before getting a grand slam from designated hitter Joe Wainhouse. UW added two more runs in the fourth before the Redhawks (9-34) held them scoreless for the remainder of the night.
"UW got one hit in that inning and got four runs out of it with two hit-by-pitches and a walk," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "Not giving up freebees continues to be something we're working through and we continue to work with our young pitchers to get them ahead in the count and make guys chase."
The Redhawks' lone run in the game came courtesy a Michael Ciancio solo home run in the fifth inning. Seattle U finished the night with four hits while limiting the Huskies to just five.
"Offensively, we weren't very good tonight with only four hard hit balls," said Harrel. "We've got two great work days coming up to get ready for this last push of two home series before we go on the road and see if we can put ourselves in a position to sneak in the backdoor (of the WAC Tournament)."
Starter Josh Thompson was saddled with the loss after surrendering the four runs in the third. The freshman allowed just two hits while fanning five and walking three.
The Redhawks return to Western Athletic Conference play this weekend, hosting Chicago State in a three-game series. Play begins Friday at 4 p.m. at Bannerwood Park, followed by a 1 p.m. start Saturday at Bellevue College and wraps with a noon start on Sunday back at Bannerwood. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.