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04-09-2012, 08:16 PM

Smith gets win in 5 and 1/3 innings, Peterson gets save with 3 and 2/3 innings of relief. Zags pound out 12 hits. Game 2 Tuesday at 1 in Seattle.

04-09-2012, 10:32 PM
Clayton Eslick and the Bulldogs will meet the Huskies Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Bulldogs Take Advantage Of Husky Errors To Win Game One

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University baseball team got back on the winning path Monday as the Bulldogs erased an early two-run deficit and beat in-state rival University of Washington 6-4.

Alex Stanford and Clayton Eslick both produced three of the Bulldogs (21-9) 12 hits. Eric Lane and Payden Cawley Lamb added two hits while Royce Bolinger and Brock Slavin recorded one.

Bulldog starting pitcher Kenny Smith (2-0) got the nod for the first time in his collegiate career. The sophomore allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings en route to earning his second win in back-to-back appearances. Derek Peterson went the rest of the way allowing one run on a pair of hits to earn his second save.

The Bulldogs handed Husky starter Steven Swift his first loss of the season after scoring four runs on eight hits off him...

The Bulldogs and Huskies will conclude this short two-game series Tuesday at 1 p.m.

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04-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Gonzaga defeats UW 8-5 this afternoon.

Huskies allowed 5 unearned runs.

Freshman Zach Abbruzza was the game winner in relief.

04-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Zach Abbruzza has lowered his ERA from 10.12 to 3.38 in 13 innings pitched.

Five-Run Seventh Inning Leads Zags To Win Over Huskies

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning to help freshman pitcher Zach Abbruzza earn his first victory as the Bulldogs beat the University of Washington 8-5 Tuesday to complete the two-game sweep.

Abbruzza (1-2) was awarded his first collegiate victory after striking out three batters and allowing only one hit in four shutout innings of relief.

The Bulldogs (22-9) also got another strong performance from Alex Stanford, who produced three base hits for the second consecutive game. Royce Bolinger also added three hits while Brock Slavin and Maxx Garrett both led the Bulldogs with two RBI each.

Bulldog starter Derek Callahan threw 2 2/3 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two base hits and two walks. Sean-Luke Brija threw two shutout frames before but David Bigelow allowed three runs, two earned, on one hit before handing the ball to Abbruzza.

The Huskies (17-13) sent seven pitchers to the mound to stop a Bulldog offense that compiled 12 hits in game one Monday evening. Joshua Fredendall (0-2) suffered the loss after giving up a two-run lead during the five unearned run explosion in the seventh inning...

After being on the road for almost a week, the Bulldogs come home to host a three-game West Coast Conference series with Santa Clara University this weekend. The series starts Friday at 6 p.m.

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