Week in Review: April 17-25


Peiran Liu

Celebration for the grand slam from Trevor Antonson in the bottom of the 4th that brought Redhawks the lead against the Hornets.


On a quick trip to Oregon State University April 18, Seattle University’s baseball team suffered a 8-2 loss. Although both teams had 11 hits, the Redhawks left 15 runners on base. Freshman Hudson Shupe brought in both of Seattle U’s runs, one in the first inning and another in the eighth. 

Returning home April 21, the Redhawks won their third-straight conference series against Sacramento State University. Seattle U opened the series with a 6-0 loss, marking the first time in the 2023 season that the Redhawks were rendered scoreless. 

After putting up no runs in the series opener against Sacramento State, Seattle U tied the series with a 10-7 win the following day. Trailing 2-1, Senior Trevor Antonson gave the Redhawks the lead with a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth. Seattle U tacked on two and three runs in the fifth and seventh innings, respectively. The Hornets came back to score four runs in the ninth, but were held down with the entrance of pitcher Kian Hogan–a redshirt sophomore—who rendered them scoreless for the rest of the game.

The Redhawks went on to record another win April 23, taking the series against the Hornets. Down 3-2, Sophomore Jackson Lind hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh, giving Seattle U the lead. The Redhawks went on to win 4-3. 

After a day off, Seattle U tried to keep the momentum going in an April 25 crosstown matchup at the University of Washington. The Redhawks fell behind early but tied the game up late at 4-4 thanks to two homers from Sophomore Jackson Reed in the fifth and Graduate Student Matt Boissoneault in the eighth. But the Huskies would score two decisive runs later in the eighth, handing Seattle U a 6-4 loss.

Standing at 13-24 overall and 9-10 in conference play, the Redhawks will look to finish strong as the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament nears in late May.


Seattle U softball was swept in their series against Grand Canyon University (GCU). Playing at GCU, the teams faced off in an April 21 doubleheader. In game one, the Redhawks fell to the ‘Lopes 9-3. GCU put up four runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning, but the Redhawks immediately responded with three runs in the top of the second. This would be the end of Seattle U’s scoring run, with GCU outscoring the Redhawks 5-0 for the rest of the contest.  

Seattle U dropped game two by a final score of 5-4. GCU got on the scoreboard first, after bringing in two runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning. The Redhawks tied the game in the top of the third with a two-run home run by redshirt Freshman Katie Walling. GCU quickly responded with one run in the bottom of the third and two runs in the fourth. Seattle U came back within one in the sixth after Graduate Student Jocelynn De La Cruz hit a 2-RBI double, but were unable to pull off the win.  

In the series closer on April 22, Seattle U suffered a 7-5 loss. After trailing 2-1, the Redhawks brought in four runs in the fourth, giving them the lead. However, the ‘Lopes scored three runs in the sixth and the Redhawks were unable to come out with a win again. 

The team’s next game will be against Utah Valley University April 28, when they return to Logan Field as they too prepare for their WAC Tournament, beginning May 10 in Phoenix.

Women’s Golf

From April 23 through 25, Seattle U women’s golf participated in the WAC Championship at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club in Blaine, Wash.. 

Following day one, Seattle U was tied for second place overall at the par-72 course with a team score of 8-over 296. Leading the Redhawks was Graduate Student Samantha Bruce who shot a 2-under 70. 

After the second day, the team sat in fourth place overall with three Seattle U players ranking in the top 10. Leading those three was Freshman Aaryanna Morris who was tied for fourth. Sophomore Rivekka Jumagulova was tied for seventh while Bruce remained in the top 10. 

With Sam Houston State far out ahead after two rounds, Seattle U had a chance at a runner-up position going into the final round. In the final round, the Redhawks would again post a team score of 8-over 296, claiming sole possession of second place in the tournament with a final score of 891.

Morris led the way, shooting on-par and securing an individual second place finish at the tournament with a final score of 218. Jumagulova and Bruce joined Morris in the top 10, scoring 220 and 222, respectively.

Men’s Golf

Seattle U men’s golf will head to Boulder City, Nev. for the WAC Championships from April 28-30. 


The Seattle U men’s and women’s tennis teams will participate in the WAC Tournament, April 27-29.

Both teams will compete in first round play starting April 27, with women’s tennis facing Tarleton State at 7 a.m. and men’s tennis facing the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley at 1 p.m..