Minnesota Sneaks into Redhawk Nation and Sneaks Away Victorious!

Monday afternoon Redhawks nation saw the Golden Gophers of Minnesota sneak into town after a weekend tournament across the water. Minnesota was off to a rough start with a record of 2-11. One of their star players is catcher Eli Wilson who is the son of Seattle Mariner Hall of Fame Catcher Dan Wilson (He would go 0-3 in the game). Seattle University was coming into the game with 4 consecutive losses, hoping to turn it around as they prepared for a 4-game road trip.

Will Smith took the mound after an ever-impressive performance in his last outing against the University of Washington. Monday, unfortunately he was less impressive. Redhawks Nation would see their team score an early run in the bottom of the 1st on a RBI ground out by Connor O’Brien. Will would pitch an ineffective 2 and 2/3 innings on a whopping 58 pitches. He would leave with the score tied 1-1. Pitcher Jared Billing took over the ballgame and would throw a strong 5 1/3 inning of 4-hit ball and he would give up the go ahead run. Once again, the offense would be silent.

In the bottom of the 6th inning the Redhawks would tie it up at 2 on a RBI double by Jake Taylor. After the 6th inning, the bullpen for both teams shut down the baseball game. Both ball clubs would combine for 11 hits and 5 runs. The question was, who would come out on top? The game entered the 9th inning tied at 2. Pitcher Alden Huschele would enter the ballgame and not last long. He struck out the first batter, hit the 2nd batter who stole 2nd base, struck out the next batter and gave up the game winning single. Redhawks would bring in two more pitchers before the inning was over. Seattle University would fail to score and lose the ballgame 3-2 to go 4-11 on the season.


Another strong performance, but the offense failed to show once again. The Redhawks had 2 more errors in the field as they continued to play sloppy defense in the field.

Seattle University heads out for a 4-game road trip. Game one is in Portland on Wednesday. This Friday through Sunday they play a 3-game series against San Diego State. Now is the time to turn things around as they go into conference play. Redhawks Nation don’t give up on them!! They are a fun ball club and so close to breaking this season out into the open with a long winning streak.

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Brian joined the SSU in 2017 and covers the Everett AquaSox. I'm a graduate of Washington State University and I'm a die-hard baseball fan.