Seattle University Pulls Out a Late Comeback Victory Over their Cross-State Rivals

Photo Credit: Mike Centioli

The Seattle University Redhawks went into battle versus their cross-state rivals Washington State Cougars on Wednesday afternoon under the blue skies of Bellevue, Washington. Seattle University was looking to build on their 2-game winning streak and were looking to go 27-11 on the season. The Cougars of Washington State were just hoping to continue their mini winning streak after combining for a no-hitter in their last game.

Freshman Dawson Day was on the mound for Redhawks. He quickly retired the order in the first inning. In the bottom half, Seattle University loaded the bases but failed to score a run. In the second, Day had probably his worst inning of the game. After getting two outs, he got a little wild and ended up with a high pitch count for the inning. He ended up walking a batter, hitting a batter, and giving up a 2-run double. Before we knew it, the score was 2-0 Cougs. The game would remain 2-0 until the 4th. Washington State would quickly load the bases with one out. Day was pulled after that with a pitch count of 70.

Mr. Reliable” Tyler Yeh came in to pitch and didn’t disappoint as he quickly retired the side without allowing a run to come in. Seattle University would continue to put up goose eggs until the bottom of the 5th inning as they cut the lead to 2-1 on an RBI single by 2b Curtis Perrin that scored Cameron Sterne from 2nd. In the 6th both teams would exchange zeros as we went into the 7th inning with the score of 2-1.

Lefty Jake Prizina would take over for the Redhawks. Surprisingly the Cougars would string together some base-runners and score their 3rd run of the ballgame against the always tough Jake Prizina. In the bottom of the 7th, Seattle University would tie the ballgame at 3! After putting runners on 1st and 2nd, the Cougars pitcher would commit a balk allowing the runners to move to 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Curtis Perrin would proceed to hit a sacrifice fly to score a run and advance the other runner to 3rd. “Mr. Clutch” Dalton Hurd would also hit a sacrifice fly and suddenly the ballgame was tied at 3!

In the 8th inning, the Redhawks closer Zach Wolf was summoned in to keep the ballgame close and he didn’t disappoint. He retired the Cougs in order that included two strikeouts!

The bottom of the 8th, the Redhawks would finish off their comeback. With two outs, and a runner on second base, Cameron Sterne would crush an RBI triple off the right field wall, almost being robbed by the right fielder. The lead was 4-3 as the Seattle University Redhawks went nuts on the bench!

The score remained the same as we went to the 9th with the lead. Every Redhawk fan in the stadium could feel victory because hard throwing righthander Zach Wolfe was out for his second inning of work. After striking out the first two batters, he walked the third. No big deal. Zach struck out the last Cougar swinging as the team stormed the field. Seattle University had pulled off an incredible victory, their 27th victory, with still a month to play.

 

Seattle Sports Union Takeaways:

Stars of the game: Tyler Yeh, Zach Wolf, Curtis Perrin, and Cameron Sterne.

Tyler Yeh was nothing short of spectacular. He came in and not only stopped the bleeding, but he continued to shut down the Cougars for 2 and 2/3 inning with only 2 measly hits allowed while striking out two batters.

Zach Wolf was dominant. He faced 7 batters in two innings of work, striking out 5 and walking one. Wolf kept the game in check and secured his 4th victory of the season. Washington State’s offense completely went silent once Zach arrived.

 

Curtis Perrin went 3-3 driving in 2 of the four runs. He was an offensive machine as the Cougars could not silence his bat.

Last but not least, Cameron Sterne. In the 9th spot of the lineup he went 2-3 driving in the game winning run. Cameron rose to the occasion today. Nice job son!

Today’s victory was a team effort by the Redhawks. They worked together to manufacture runs against a whopping 8 different pitchers used by Washington State, not an easy task. Seattle University struck out 13 Cougars in the process. In the dugout, the team was constantly standing, screaming for their teammates. This alone made it a fun game to watch. Hats off to the coaching staff for one heck of a job today. Congratulations Seattle University on the victory over the Cougars of Washington State.

Seattle University resumes conference play this Friday against C.S.U. Bakersfield who come to Bannerwood Park for a 3-game series. If the Redhawks can sweep the series, they will achieve 30 wins already. Hope the stands are filled this weekend. They are fun to watch folks. You will not be disappointed.

Go Redhawks!!!

 

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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.

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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.