Baseball: Albie Weiss solo shot leads CSUN over Seattle University


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Eric Blatz

CSUN improved to 5-1 on the season as they defeated the Seattle University Redhawks 1-0 at Bannerwood Park on Friday night.

The 5-1 record is the best start in 18 seasons, as the 1977 team was the last team to win five of their first six games to start a year.

The Matadors and Redhawks went scoreless for six innings. Calving Copping earned his second win of the season. He allowed four hits, four walks, four strikeouts and zero earned runs.

Freshman first baseman Albie Weiss hit his first career home run, notching the game winner in the top of the seventh inning. He was the only CSUN batter to record multiple hits.

Weiss’s solo shot came off Seattle pitcher Will Dennis, who had a 1.50 ERA on the season and pitched all nine innings and struck out seven batters.

The Matador’s bullpen came up big in the victory after they combined for 3.1 scoreless innings, no walks and two strikeouts.

Relief pitcher Conner O’Neil received his second save of the season as he pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning and struck out one.

The Matadors will return back to the diamond for a double header with Seattle University Saturday afternoon in Bellevue. CSUN and Seattle University will face off first at 1 pm, then followed by a second game tentatively slated for a 4 pm start time.

Jerry Keel (0-0) will start the opener against Skyler Genger (0-1) and Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week Rayne Raven will face Ted Hammond (0-1) in game two.