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SEATTLE – (May 16) Seattle U baseball concludes the 2018 regular-season at home this week, hosting Western Athletic Conference leader Grand Canyon in a three-game set. Action begins Thursday with a 5 p.m. first pitch at Bannerwood Park. The teams will continue play on Friday at 2 p.m. and conclude Saturday with a 9 a.m. start. The Redhawks will honor their 2018 senior class prior to Saturday's first pitch.

The Redhawks enter the series with a 32-18 overall record and 13-8 WAC mark, good for fourth place in the league standings. The Lopes will be looking to clinch the WAC regular-season title for the second straight year as they enter the series with a 30-22 overall record and 16-5 leage mark. The top six teams at the conclusion of regular-season play will advance to the WAC Tournament at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., May 23-27.

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THE MATCH-UPS
PROBABLE STARTERS (W-L, ERA)
SU: LHP Tarik Skubal (7-1, 3.78 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Wong (8-2, 3.09 ERA)

SU: LHP Jake Prizina (7-0, 3.75 ERA) vs. LHP Jake Repavich (2-4, 6.79 ERA)
SU: LHP Nick Meservey (0-1, 3.93 ERA) vs. LHP Ethan Evanko (4-1, 3. 67 ERA)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Seattle U earned a 2-1 series win at Utah Valley last week, moving the squad to 32-18 overall. The win total is now the second most in Redhawk history, surpassing the 2015 team that win 31 games.
  • Tarik Skubal is 7-1 with a 3.78 ERA following a win at Utah Valley on Saturday. The victory marked 20 for his career, making him the sole career record holder for wins in program history. To date this season, the junior lefty has 91 strikeouts in 69 innings while also holding opponents to a .195 batting average, which leads the WAC.
  • The Redhawks earned their 30th win of the season on May 5 at Sacramento State, marking the third 30-win season during the nine years since the program was resurected in 2010. The program record for withs in 37, set in 2016.
  • Freshman Justin Mazzone is riding a seven-game hit streak, has collected two or more hits in four of those last seven games and is back to leading the Redhawks with  his .378 batting average.
  • Sean Sutton is batting .335 with 56 hits, including nine doubles and five home runs, and leads the team with 45 RBIs.
  • Dalton Hurd is batting .330 batting with a team-high 63 hits, including 16 doubles, one triple and seven homers. He also ranks second on the team with 41 RBIs.
  • The Redhawks have 128 total extra-base hits on the year, including 85 doubles, 13 triples and 30 home runs. Dalton Hurd has seven of those homers while Sean Sutton has five, Lucas Denney has four and Curtis Perrin and Jake Cosgrove have three each. All told, 10 Redhawks have hit at least one home run.
  • Jake Prizina is 7-0, to go along with one save and a 3.75 ERA in 13 starts and 17 total appearances. The junior lefty has 82 strikeouts while his 15 walks allowed in 86.1 innings ranks fifth in the WAC.
  • Closer Zach Wolf also continues to dominate. At 4-0 with nine saves and a 2.78 ERA in 25 appearances, Wolf has fanned 50 batters in 35.2 innings. He holds opponents to a .184 average.
  • A 4-3 come-from-behind win over Washington State on April 25 gave the Redhawks a win over each of the other Division I Washington universities – Wazzu, Washington and Gonzaga – this season.
  • Sophomore Austin Lively had a season-long, 34-game on-base streak snapped on Apr. 27 versus CSU Bakersfield.
  • Dalton Hurd was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of April 9-14. He led the Redhawks to a 5-0 week as he became the Redhawks' all-time hits and runs scored leader.
  • Chase Wells was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of March 26-April 1. He collected eight hits, including a triple and a home run, on his way to batting .615 in a three-game series at Chicago State.
  • Dalton Hurd hit his fourth home run of the season on Mar. 24 at New Mexico State, giving him 16 for his career, which makes him the Redhawks' career leader. He passed Josh Kalalau, who hit 15 home runs from 2010-11.
  • Zach Wolf was named WAC Pitcher of the Week on March 19. He picked up a trio of saves as the Redhawks went 3-0 against Pacific Northwest opponents.
  • The Redhawks were selected fourth in the WAC preseason poll, as voted on by the league's nine head coaches. New Mexico State was selected to finish second, and earned a pair of first-place votes.
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