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TerpZag
04-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Zags Return To WCC Play; At No. 19 San Diego For Three Games


Game 27: April 4 - at San Diego - Cunningham Baseball Stadium - San Diego, CA - 3 p.m.

Game 28: April 5 - at San Diego - Cunningham Baseball Stadium - San Diego, CA - 1 p.m.

Game 29: April 6 - at San Diego - Cunningham Baseball Stadium - San Diego, CA - 1 p.m.

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Gonzaga University Bulldogs (19-7, 2-1 West Coast)

Probable Pitching Rotation

LHP - 13 Tyler Olson, R-L, 6-3, 190, Sr., Spokane, WA
(3-0, 2.22 ERA)
RHP - 26 Andy Hunter, R-R, 6-6, 220, Sr., Tucson, WA
(2-1, 3.23 ERA)
LHP - 11 Billy Moon, L-L, 6-0, 185, Jr., Spokane, WA
(3-1, 2.32 ERA)

Probable Position Starters

C - 18 Maxx Garrett, R-R, 6-1, 215, Sr., Kennewick, WA
(.241, 10 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI)
1B - 26 Andy Hunter, R-R, 6-6, 220, Sr., Tucson, AZ
(.367, 12 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
2B - Alex Stanford, L-R, 5-10, 180, Sr., Bothell, WA
(.280, 15 R, 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB)
3B - 6 Eric Lane, R-R, 6-0, 190, Sr., Port Angeles, WA
(.322, 21 R, 6 2B, 12 RBI)
SS - 4 Steven Halcomb, R-R, 5-10, 165, Jr., Poway, CA
(.269, 15 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 3 SB)
LF - 11 Billy Moon, L-L, 6-0, 185, Jr., Spokane, WA
(.215, 8 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB)
CF - 21 Royce Bolinger, R-R, 6-2, 200, Sr., Scottsdale, AZ
(.393, 23 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 24 RBI)
RF - 3 Payden Cawley Lamb, L-R, 5-10, 185, So., Buckley, WA
(.268, 6 R, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 1 SB)
DH - 5 Clayton Eslick, L-R, 5-11, 170, Jr., Gilroy, CA
(.368, 15 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 14 RBI)

Head Coach: 28 Mark Machtolf (Stanford University, 1987)
Gonzaga Record: 251-205-1 (9th year - 22nd at GU) Career Record: Same



SCOUTING THE TOREROS: The University of San Diego is coming off taking two of three games at the University of San Francisco in a West Coast Conference series last weekend. The Toreros won games one (6-1) and two (11-5), but the Dons took game three 1-0 to hand the Toreros their first conference loss and avoid the sweep. Sophomore Kris Bryant, who shared last year's WCC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors with Gonzaga University's Marco Gonzales, continues to be the Toreros leader at the plate, hitting .381 with eight doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 34 RBI. Their weekend starting pitchers enter the weekend with a ERA under 3.00. Paul Sewald's 2.09 ERA is the lowest among the weekend starters followed by Calvin Drummond's 2.62 and Dylan Covey's 2.95. Michael Wagner has also been successful closing games for the Toreros. He has saved 12 games in 16 appearances.

LAST TIME VS. TOREROS: Gonzaga University swept the University of San Diego last year in Spokane by the scores of 10-2, 3-1, 11-6. Among returners, junior Billy Moon led the effort for the Zags by going 4-for-11 with three runs, a triple, a home run and six RBI. Eric Lane had five hits and scored six runs to lead the Bulldogs in those categories. On the pitching side, senior Tyler Olson threw 7 2/3 innings in game two, allowing one unearned run on eight hits while striking out six.

ZAGS IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Gonzaga University improving in the NCAA statistic rankings as of late. As a team, the Bulldogs pitching staff's 2.70 ERA is the 10th lowest in the country. Individually, two-way player Marco Gonzales' 1.26 ERA is 12th-best and his .417 batting average ranks 29th. Also according to the NCAA's statistic ranks, junior Clayton Eslick is the 26th toughest batter to strikeout. In 83 appearances at the plate this season, Eslick has only struck out four times for an average of 20.8.

GONZALES IS OUT: Gonzaga University will be without the services of two-way player Marco Gonzales for the next few weeks. The sophomore had surgery last week to repair a torn minuscus on his right leg.Gonzales is having another outstanding season in both hitting and pitching. At the plate, Gonzales leads the team in batting average (.417) and doubles (5) while on the mound he owns a 4-0 record with a 1.25 ERA....



ON DECK: Before coming back to Spokane, Gonzaga University will use Easter Sunday to travel to Seattle and play a two-game series with the University of Washington. First pitch is 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 p.m. on Tuesday....


Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205408992)

TerpZag
04-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Gonzaga takes first game of the series today with San Diego 6-2.

Zags improve to 3-1 in the WCC.

sittingon50
04-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Great start to the Series.

TerpZag
04-05-2012, 08:09 PM
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Tyler Olson has allowed one earned run in his last four starts.



Olson's Complete-Game Outing Helps Zags Beat No. 19 Toreros


SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Tyler Olson went the distance for the second time this season and his batterymate Maxx Garrett hit a clutch two-run single in the fourth inning to lift the Gonzaga University baseball team to a 6-2 win over 19th-ranked University of San Diego in the West Coast Conference series opener Thursday afternoon.

Olson improved his record to 4-0 after allowing one earned run on seven hits and two walks. He also struck out four batters in his outing.

Royce Bolinger extended his team-leading hitting streak to 14 games after the senior blasted his only hit on the day to left field. Clayton Eslick also extended his hitting streak to 12 games after going 2-for-3 at the plate. He has also reached base safely in the last 26 games. The Bulldogs (20-7, 3-1 WCC) also got a pair of hits from Alex Stanford and Andy Hunter while Billy Moon and Payden Cawley Lamb added one.

Torero starting pitcher Calvin Drummond (6-2) suffered the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks....


The Bulldogs and Toreros will meet again for the middle game of the conference series Friday at 3 p.m.


Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205409376&DB_OEM_ID=26400)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205409376&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=190835)

TerpZag
04-06-2012, 04:43 PM
In the second game of the series today, Gonzaga falls to San Diego 5-2.

The Zags out hit the Toreros 8 to 7 but the Zags committed 3 errors this afternoon.

Tha Zags are now 3-2 in WCC play.

TerpZag
04-06-2012, 06:39 PM
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Andy Hunter struck out nine batters in his outing Friday.



Hunter Strikes Out Season-High Nine In Loss To No. 19 Toreros


SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Gonzaga University baseball team scored first but a three-run second inning helped the 19th-ranked University of San Diego beat the Bulldogs 5-2 in the middle game of the West Coast Conference series Friday.

Andy Hunter (2-2) threw 7 1/3 innings and allowed all five runs, one unearned, on seven hits and four walks. He also struck out a season-high nine batters.

The Bulldogs (20-8, 3-2 WCC) had an 8-7 hitting advantage over the Toreros (24-8, 6-2 WCC). Payden Cawley Lamb and Billy Moon each had a pair of hits while four Zags recorded one.

Royce Bolinger recorded a base hit in third inning to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 15 games. Clayton Eslick saw his 12-game hitting streak come to an end after going hitless in his four appearances at the plate....


The Bulldogs and Toreros will meet in the rubber match of the series Saturday at 1 p.m.


Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205409931)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com/pdf8/837909.pdf)

TerpZag
04-07-2012, 04:20 PM
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Billy Moon and the Bulldogs will head to Seattle to play the University of Washington Monday.



Zags Late Rally Falls Short, Toreros Win Series

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Gonzaga University tried to rally from a three-run deficit in the ninth inning but came up short as the 19th-ranked University of San Diego beat the Bulldogs 5-3 to win the West Coast Conference series Saturday afternoon.

Billy Moon (3-2) went seven innings in his outing and allowed all five runs, four earned. He struck out five batters and surrendered nine hits. Zach Abbruzza finished the game allowing one hit and striking out one.

Payden Cawley Lamb and Brock Slavin both drove in a run and each recorded two of the Bulldogs (20-9, 3-3 WCC) six hits.

Despite drawing a walk, Royce Bolinger's hitting streak came to an end at 15 games after going hitless in his three at-bats....


The Bulldogs will head to Seattle to start a two-game dogfight with the University of Washington. The series starts Monday at 5 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. start Tuesday.


Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205410391)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205410391&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=190960)