BELLEVUE, Wash. – (Feb. 24) Seattle University baseball earned a split against Rhode Island Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, clinching a 2-1, 8-inning victory before dropping a 8-1 decision in the nightcap.

The Redhawks (5-2) snapped a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning of a scheduled seven-inning game. Curtis Perrin led off with a single and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. That brought Dalton Hurd to the plate to lay down a sacrifice bunt and move Perrin to third.

But the throw from third to first by the Rams' Laurence Hill went long and Perrin scampered home for the game-winning run.

Jake Prizina went 6.1 innings, fanning six, walking one and scattering four hits for one earned run. He would give way to Zach Wolf who would close out the final 1.2 innings and earn his third win of the young season.

Six different Redhawks tallied one hit each while Justin Mazzone drove in one run.

In the nightcap, freshman Brayden Weyer (0-1) got off to a rough start on the mound, surrendering six runs in the third inning. He would give way to Dawson Day after just 2.1 innings and ultimately take the loss.

The Redhawk relief staff allowed just two runs over the final 6.2 innings, but the battery never got going, finishing with just five hits and one run.

Rhode Island's starter Tase Stathopoulos fanned seven in six innings to earn the win while two Ram relievers did not allow a hit, walk or run over the final three frames.

The four-game series between Seattle U and Rhode Island concludes Sunday with a single game scheduled for 12 p.m. at Bannerwood Park.

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