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GREELEY, Colo. – Seattle University baseball closed out the 2019 season Saturday afternoon in Greeley, Colo., with a 10-4 defeat to Northern Colorado.

The Redhawks wrapped up the season with a 13-39 overall record and 8-19 Western Athletic Conference mark.

"This was not the year any of us anticipated and I take full responsibility for that," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "We never really reached our potential and that is my job as well as the responsibility of my staff. We will be back as a contender in the conference as we all learn from what we went through this season."

For the second straight day, Jacob Prater led off the game with a home run. Connor O'Brien added a two-RBI double in the third as the Redhawks then trailed by one, 4-3, to the Bears.

Seattle U evened the score in the top of the fourth on an RBI-single by Kyler Murphy.

But the Bears would take the lead in the home half of the inning with two runs on three hits and a walk, then put the game away with a grand slam in the eighth.

"Our youth will be better from the adversity they found making this step to the DI level and we have added some older junior college players that can impact us right away next season," Harrell said, looking ahead to 2020.

Six seniors - Michael Ciancio, Kyler Murphy, Jacob Prater, Jake Prizina, Jake Taylor and Max Werner - appeared for the final time in a Redhawk uniform Saturday.

"These seniors' chapter has come to a close and I am proud of all six of them in how they led throughout the season, and even more importantly how they represented our organization, our university, and their families off the field," Harrel said. "They are true Redhawks and I could never thank them and their families for all that they have done for this program."