The Seattle University Men’s Baseball team traveled down to Phoenix, Arizona to take on Pac-12 school Arizona State University (ASU). The Redhawks also took on Western Athletic Conference (WAC) team, Grand Canyon University (GCU) for a three-game series April 18-20.
The Redhawks started their week off against No. 12 ranked ASU. The Redhawks fought hard, but the Sun Devils captured the 12-5 win over the Redhawks.
In WAC play against GCU, the Redhawks fell short on Thursday afternoon, losing 14-4. Senior Infielder Jake Taylor collected the solo home run in the sixth inning, making it his fifth home run of the 2019 season.
The Redhawks took the field once again this past Friday, falling to GCU 6-0.
The Redhawks could not avoid the sweep in the final game of the series against GCU on Saturday. The Redhawks fell short again, losing by just one run 5-4. Senior Infielder Jacob Prater went two for four at the plate, giving his teammates the chance to collect two RBI’s coming from a fifth inning two-run homer.
The Seattle U baseball team is back at Bannerwood park Tuesday, April 23 where they take on British Columbia University.
Track and Field
The men’s track and field team traveled to Southern California for the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance, California and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California this past weekend.
Two runners ran at the Mt. Sac Relays. Senior distance runner Cal Davidson-Turner ran his way to a 31:58.70 in the 10k and Senior Eli Boudouris earned a 9:14.17 in the 3k steeplechase.
The rest of the team competed at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific University. First-year Stewart Keene had a 1:53.56 in the 800-meter, falling shy of the 800-meter outdoor school record by 0.16 seconds. Sophomore Nathan Pixler ran a 1:55.04 800-meter race.
First-year Isaiah Payne ran a personal best in the 100-meter dash, running a 10.88.
Personal records continued to come in as First-year Zach Gonzales recorded a 50.39 400-meter with Junior Jarod DeGuzman followed close behind with a 51.27.
In the 400-meter Hurdles, Junior Steve Brown came in at a time of 56.30 and First-year Lucas Milne finished in 56.60.
In the 1500-meter, Senior Jacques Herbert had a time of 3:50.50. First- Year Ansel Pendley-Griffin had a personal best with a 3:56.29. Senior Ben Monk followed close behind with a 4:01.29.
The Redhawks will travel down to Corvallis, Oregon for the Oregon State High Performance Meet. It takes place April 26 and April 27.
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