BELLEVUE, Wash. – (Feb. 23) Seattle U baseball rallied from a 4-3 deficit to earn its fourth straight win, 5-4 over Rhode Island, Friday evening at Bannerwood Park.
The Redhawks (4-1) took advantage of a Ram fielding error in the bottom of the eighth to score the go-ahead run. Cameron Sterne led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a Chase Wells sacrifice bunt. With one out, Kyler Murphy would reach on an error by Rhode Island's third baseman, which allowed Sterne to score from second.
Zach Wolf (2-0) closed the door in the ninth with a pair of strikeouts and a pop up to earn his second win in relief this season.
With a light snow falling throughout the night, Seattle U put up single runs in both the first and second innings.
Rhode Island (0-4) got on the board in third, then added two runs in the fourth on a wild pitch and bases loaded walk to take a 3-2 lead. Seattle U would tie it, 3-3, in the fifth, but another bases loaded walk in the sixth saw the Rams go ahead once again.
Lively, Sutton and Jake Cosgrove had two hits each as the Redhawks finished with nine total hits.
Tyler Wilson took the loss for the Rams despite seven strikeouts in five innings. Seattle U starter Tarik Skubal fanned four and allowed just two hits in four innings, but also surrendered six walks and the wild pitch.
The four-game series between Seattle U and Rhode Island continues Saturday with a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Bannerwood Park.