SEATTLE, Wash. – The Omaha baseball team split its games against Seattle Friday, Feb. 22.
The Mavericks faltered in a 12-0 defeat in a five-inning game, but bounced back with a 3-2 victory in the second game of the doubleheader.
GAME ONE: OMAHA 0, SEATTLE 12
The Mavericks fell into an early hole against Seattle in the first matchup. In the top of the first with two outs, Seattle hit a two-run homer out to left field to lead 2-0.
A leadoff home run out to right field in the second made it 3-0 Redhawks. Two more Seattle runs were plated on a double down the left field line and made it 5-0. The third Seattle home run brought home two more and put Omaha in a 7-0 deficit after two innings of play.
With two outs, the fourth Redhawk home run increased the lead to 9-0. An Omaha wild pitch with the bases loaded gave Seattle a 10-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Another pair of RBI in the bottom of fifth put Omaha in a 12-0 deficit. The game was decided early in the top of the sixth due to weather.
GAME TWO: OMAHA 3, SEATTLE 2
Omaha got the early lead with Krumwiede’s first of two RBI after he singled to left and brought home Jack Lombardi. In the bottom of the second, a single RBI by Seattle advanced the runner from third and evened it up. The Mavericks were able to retake the lead with another Krumwiede RBI in the top of the fifth, and followed up with a Breyden Eckhout single RBI an inning later that made it 3-1.
Seattle chipped into the Omaha lead later in the bottom of the sixth on another single RBI. In the bottom of the ninth, Seattle singled with no outs. On the ensuing play, the runner stole second, but the play was waived off due to batter interference as Brett Bonar tried to throw him out. That gave Omaha the first two outs. A fly out to center closed out the win for Omaha. Payton Kinney earned his second win of the season (2-0) while the Redhawks’ Will Smith falls to 0-1. Cal Hehnke entered at the bottom of the sixth in relief and finished the game to earn his first save of the season and the sixth of his career.
The Mavericks continue the series at Seattle with another doubleheader Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. (CST).