Seattle reliever Bonck earns hold, win in WAC series

April 29, 2018

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Nathan Bonck

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck played a pivotal role out of the Seattle University bullpen to help the Redhawks claim a series win against Cal State Bakersfield.

The left-hander’s fingerprints were all over two wins as the sophomore registered a hold and earned the win in back-to-back games as Seattle inched closer to third place in the NCAA D1 Western Athletic Conference.

He worked the seventh and eighth innings to hold the lead in an 8-6 win, striking out four of the nine batters he faced. He gave up one hit, walks and an unearned run.

The next day Bonck worked 2.1 innings in relief to earn his third win of the season in a 10-4 victory. He gave up three hits and a run.

For the season, the 6-foot-5 former Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year has a 3-1 record and 3.31 ERA. He has struck out 17 batters in 16.1 innings over a dozen appearances.