The Patriots received 80 points and eight first place votes after a 41-19 season last year as an independent. DBU advanced to its second-straight NCAA Tournament last season. DBU joins the WAC this season after playing as a Division I independent the past nine seasons. As an independent, the Patriots have made three trips to the NCAA tournament, including an NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
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FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Cam Christian (Auburn, Wash.), a senior on the 2011-12 Seattle University baseball team, died early Sunday morning after being involved in a car accident on Highway 2 near Priest River, Idaho. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Trevor Kuss
The Big West is in full swing with only a few weekends left. All nine teams are in action with four conference match-ups taking the field and another team playing out of conference. Long Beach travels to Fullerton for a tough match-up, UC Davis travels south to Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara hosts the Anteaters of Irvine and Riverside will be in Northridge. The lone out-of-conference game has the Pacific Tigers going north to take on the Red Hawks of Seattle University. Read the rest of this entry »
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle University head baseball coach Donny Harrel has finalized the 2011 competition schedule for the baseball team, which includes 32 home games against teams from conferences such as the Pac-10, WAC, Big East, WCC, and Mountain West, as well as 24 road contests against some of the top teams in the country. Read the rest of this entry »
Seattle University Media Relations recently sat down with head coach Donny Harrel to preview the Fall Baseball season. Last season was Seattle’s first season in Division 1 baseball and they went a disappointing 11-39. The star of the team was Bryndon Ecklund who led the team with a .352 batting average. You can check out the full interview from Seattle Media Relations below.
Seattle U. 8, Brigham Young 7
U. of Portland 16, Seattle U. 9
The Seatlle University Redhawks, playing their first baseball season since 1986, had five wins prior to this week, and their 28 losses included a shutout by Division III Pacific Lutheran. Win #6 came on April 29, the night prior to this visit. The Redhawks defeated Brigham Young 3-2 (16 innings; story: Seattle U Baseball Wins Marathon Over BYU in 16 Innings, 3-2).
It was one heck of a weekend for the Pac-10. Coming off of a disastrous 2009 campaign in which only three teams qualified for a Regional and only one made it past the first weekend, the conference came out in a complete 180 in the 2010 season’s opening weekend. As a whole, the Pac-10 went 9-0 on Friday, 10-2 on Saturday and then 6-2 on Sunday for a weekend record of 25-4 with the opponent’s including Rice, Fullerton, Cal Poly, Long Beach St. and Hawaii. After three days of the 2010 season, no team has more than one loss.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SEATTLE, Wash. – The Seattle University baseball team attempted to begin its best-of-three intrasquad series Tuesday as a way of finishing the fall practice season, but consistent rain postponed the series opener one day.
Kendall Rogers recently put out an article on the restoration of the baseball program at Seattle University. He spoke with Athletic Director Bill Hogan and his vision of the program while discussing other things.
Corvallis Knights 6, Kitsap Blue Jackets 3 (13 innings)
The Kitsap Blue Jackets play their home games at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Events Center near Bremerton, WA, which is a one-hour ferry ride west of Seattle.
A wild West Coast League evening started with the completion of a game that was suspended after 16 innings on June 17 with the score 1-1, because the lights went out at 11 PM. It took another four innings to settle it. Andy Bethel (Washington) hit a ball into shallow center field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the twentieth inning. The outfielder dropped it to allow the winning run to score. Cody Hevner (hasn’t picked a college yet) got the win, and Steve Kalush (Santa Clara) got the loss. Box score and play-by-play The Knights defeated the Blue Jackets 1-0 the previous night (Liam Baron [Linn-Benton CC] pitched a three-hit shutout), and Blue Jackets owner Rick Smith, a Bremerton attorney, was quick to point out that his team had held the Knights, ranked #3 nationally by Perfect Game Crosschecker, to a total of two runs over 29 innings. Read the rest of this entry »
What was the driving force behind bringing back baseball as a varsity sport at Seattle U.?
Baseball was brought back at SU because our upper campus wanted its once strong sport back in participation. It was actually scheduled to be brought back 3 years from now, but the administration pushed it through and we now have the 4th Division I baseball program in the state of Washington.
Where will you be playing your home games?
We are currently working with the city of Bellevue to create a long term lease to play our home games at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Washington.
What will your schedule look like for 2010?
We have a great schedule for 2010. Since we chose to go independent, we were able to pick and choose the teams we will be playing. As of right now, we have Division I opponents UW, WSU, Gonzaga, U. of Portland, U. of the Pacific, Oregon, Oregon State, Dallas Baptist, St. Mary’s, BYU, Nevada-Reno and New Mexico with some scheduling still to go. Read the rest of this entry »