Pitching Can’t Keep Opposing Bats Quiet in Series Loss

Despite the offense remaining hot, Seattle University (12-21-1, 4-8 WAC) was unable to win their series against University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (20-19, 4-8 WAC).


PHOTO VIA SEATTLE U ATHLETICS
PHOTO VIA SEATTLE U ATHLETICS

The Redhawks are trying to climb back into contention.


The Redhawks opened up the away series on Friday with a double header. They split the games, losing the first 7-6, and winning the second 6-5.

The first game was a marathon, going 12 innings and taking four hours to complete. They went down 2-0, but climbed back into it to tie the game. They would immediately give the Vaqueros the lead again, but fought back. Junior Curtis Perrin continued his hot play of late, doubling in two runs to tie up the game, his only hit of the game. They came back in the ninth inning scoring two unearned runs. Freshman Austin Lively came in the for the go ahead run, and senior Aaron Stroosma scored to put them up by two. But, senior Connor Moore couldn’t close the game out, giving up two runs, including a home run. The teams drew blanks until the 12th inning when the Vaqueros used some small ball to get the game winning run in.

The second game looked much different with the Redhawks scoring five runs before UTRGV had one. They scored one run in the first inning and never gave up the lead. They knocked in four in the fifth inning, before giving those four runs right back. But, they scored again for a little cushion and were able to take the win. Stroosma had two hits and one RBI and junior Jack Reisinger had two hits and knocked in three runs.

Junior Janson Junk (4-4) picked up the win in the second game after striking out seven and allowing just two earned runs.

The final game of the series looked similar to a lot of the Redhawks games this season. They found themselves in a hole early and had to rely on the offense to get them back in it. Like some games the offense was able to turn it on, but in this game it wasn’t enough as they lost 12-9, despite scoring eight runs in the final three innings.

Freshman Lucas Chapman (1-1) did not fare well in his start, giving up five runs in 3.2 innings. Sophomore Jake Taylor and freshman Chase Wells each had three hits on the game, with Taylor scoring twice and driving in a run. Lively had two hits and two RBIs.

The series loss was a disappointment for the Redhawks after picking up their first series win of the season against Northern Colorado. Seattle U is now tied for last place in the Western Athletic Conference standings, but with teams so close together they are just three games out of third place.

Seattle U returns home for a series against Sacramento State, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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