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05-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Zags Head Back To The Bay Area Looking To Snap Losing Skid

Game 44: May 4 - at Saint Mary's - Louis Guisto Field - Moraga, CA - 3 p.m.

Game 45: May 5 - at Saint Mary's - Louis Guisto Field - Moraga, CA - 1 p.m.

Game 46: May 6 - at Saint Mary's - Louis Guisto Field - Moraga, CA - Noon

All times Pacific Time Zone and subject to change
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Gonzaga University Bulldogs (27-16, 7-8 West Coast)

Probable Pitching Rotation
LHP - 13 Tyler Olson, R-L, 6-3, 190, Sr., Spokane, WA
(4-1, 2.39 ERA)
LHP - 7 Marco Gonzales, L-L, 6-1, 185, So., Fort Collins, CO
(5-1, 1.35 ERA)
RHP - 26 Andy Hunter, R-R, 6-6, 220, Sr., Tucson, AZ
(3-2, 3.07 ERA)

Probable Position Starters
C - 18 Maxx Garrett, R-R, 6-1, 215, Sr., Kennewick, WA
(.220, 13 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 19 RBI)
1B - 26 Andy Hunter, R-R, 6-6, 220, Sr., Tucson, AZ
(.290, 17 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
1B - 7 Marco Gonzales, L-L, 6-1, 185, So., Fort Collins, CO
(.327, 12 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBI)
2B - 20 Alex Stanford, L-R, 5-10, 180, Sr., Bothell, WA
(.295, 23 R, 7 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 8 SB)
3B - 9 Mitchell Gunsolus, L-R, 6-0, 185, Fr., Kenmore, WA
(.143, 1 R, 1 RBI)
SS - 4 Steven Halcomb, R-R, 5-10, 165, Jr., Poway, CA
(.285, 22 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 4 SB)
LF - 5 Clayton Eslick, L-R, 5-11, 170, Jr., Gilroy, CA
(.333, 27 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 22 RBI)
CF - 32 Alex Bonczyk, R-R, 6-3, 190, Jr., Las Vegas, NV
(.227, 10 R, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 4 SB)
RF - 21 Royce Bolinger, R-R, 6-2, 200, Sr., Scottsdale, AZ
(.392, 36 R, 10 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR, 34 RBI, 3 SB)
DH - 31 Brock Slavin, L-R, 6-0, 190, RS-So., Tenino, WA
(.359, 14 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI)

Head Coach: 28 Mark Machtolf (Stanford University, 1987)
Gonzaga Record: 259-214-1 (9th year - 22nd at GU) Career Record: Same

Saint Mary's College Gaels (21-21, 5-10 West Coast)
All-time series versus Gonzaga: Gonzaga leads 40-25

Probable Pitching Rotation
RHP - 17 Martin Agosta, R-R, 6-1, 160, Jr., Sacramento, CA
(7-2, 2.11 ERA)
RHP - 34 Kyle Barraclough, R-R, 6-2, 200, Sr., Santa Clara, CA
(2-6, 3.36 ERA)
LHP - 25 Jordan Mills, L-L, 6-5, 160, So., Shingle Springs, CA
(4-3, 4.01 ERA)

Head Coach: 44 Jed Soto (University of Louisiana Monroe, 1996)
Saint Mary's Record: 200-257-3 (Ninth year) Career Record: Same

RECAPING LAST SERIES: Gonzaga University is coming off two tough losses to 10th-ranked University of Oregon Tuesday (3-2) and Wednesday (8-7). In game one, the Bulldogs a run in the second and fourth inning, but a two-run home run and a suicide squeeze play lifted the Ducks to a 3-2 win. Sophomore Kenny Smith had a strong outing despite suffering the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks in seven innings. Redshirt sophomore Karl Myers made his first collegiate start on the mound in game two. He only pitched the first inning after the Ducks went to work right away and put three runs on the board without recording an out. Although the Bulldogs answered back in the first inning by scoring three runs of their own, but the Ducks score one run in the second inning and two more in the third to take a 6-3. The Bulldogs responded back with three runs in the inning, but a two-run double in the visitor half of the fifth put the Ducks ahead 8-6. The Bulldogs had a ninth-inning rally in both games, but the Ducks successfully ended the threats to sweep the series.

ZAGS IN THE WCC STANDINGS: As the college baseball season enters the final month of the regular-season, the West Coast Conference standings remains close. Entering Friday with a 7-8 WCC record, Gonzaga University sits in seventh place in the league standings. The University of San Diego remains on top of the conference with a 10-5 record with Loyola Marymount University one game behind the Toreros at 9-6. Pepperdine University and BYU are both in third place with 7-5 records, while the University of Portland sits in fifth at 10-8 and the University of San Francisco in sixth at 8-7. Rounding out the rest of the league standings are Saint Mary's College at 5-10 and Santa Clara University at 3-12.

SCOUTING THE GAELS: Saint Mary's College recently won two of three West Coast Conference games at Santa Clara University, but dropping a midweek contest at the University of Nevada Tuesday. The Gaels are known for having one of the best pitching staff in the country this season. The Gaels have sat in the top five in the NCAA ERA rankings for a majority of the season, but they have recently raised their ERA to 3.15, which is 34th-best in the country. Martin Agosta, the team's ace, paces the rotation with a 7-2 record and a 2.11 ERA.

LAST TIME VS. GAELS: Although Gonzaga University took game one over Saint Mary's College by a score of 5-2, Saint Mary's College rebounded and won the next two games 12-1 and 7-6 to clinch the West Coast Conference series. Junior Clayton Eslick went 4-for-9 (.444) with a triple and two RBI to lead the Bulldogs. Junior Steven Halcomb and senior Royce Bolinger also had four hits in the series, with Halcomb stretching two of those hits into a double. The Gaels, on the other hand, went through the entire series without using their bullpen. Manny Agosta surrendered only one run on eight hits and two walks to lead the Gaels to the 12-1 win, while Kyle Barraclough allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk, but struck out seven to beat the Bulldogs 7-6. Ricky Boas had six hits to lead the Gaels in the series, while Donald Collins stretched three doubles.

ON DECK: Following the West Coast Conference series at Saint Mary's College, Gonzaga University returns home next weekend to host Pacific-12 powerhouse Arizona State University in a three-game non-conference series on graduation weekend. The series begins Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday's contest also begins at 6 p.m., while Sunday's first pitch is at 1 p.m...

BOLINGER ENTERING THE RECORD BOOK: After recording back-to-back doubles against the University of Oregon Wednesday, senior outfielder Royce Bolinger has logged in 38 career two-baggers and is five shy from joining Mark Castellitto (2006-10) and Mac Gebbers (1978-82) for ninth-most in program history. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native currently leads the Bulldogs with 10 doubles this season.

NOT A BAD DEBUT ON ESPNU: Gonzaga University made its first appearance on ESPNU last Saturday against West Coast Conference foes Loyola Marymount University. While the Bulldogs won the game 1-0 on sophomore Payden Cawley Lamb's bases-loaded walkoff RBI single in the 12th inning, the highlight of the game was sophomore Marco Gonzales, who received a no-decision but set career-marks of 15 strikeouts in 11 shutout innings pitched. He also punched out six straight between the eighth-10 innings and held the Lions to five hits and did not issue a walk on 139 pitches.

OLSON SETS NEW PERSONAL BEST: Although senior Tyler Olson suffered his first loss of the season in Gonzaga University's 5-4 setback to Loyola Marymount University last Friday, he struck out a career-high 11 batters in his outing to best his previous mark of 10 set last season. The Spokane native leads the Bulldog pitching staff with 64 strikeouts, followed by Marco Gonzales with 61 and Andy Hunter with 54.

ATTENDANCE RECORD SET: Gonzaga University set both a school and West Coast Conference baseball attendance record last Saturday as 2,011 fans visited the Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field to watch the Bulldogs make their debut on ESPNU against Loyola Marymount University. The previous attendance record at Gonzaga was 1,917, when the Bulldogs received their 2009 West Coast Conference Championship rings against Pepperdine University April 16, 2010. In addition to drawing 2,011 fans last Saturday, the Bulldogs have drawn more than 1,000 fans in a game five times this season...

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205423506)

05-04-2012, 06:13 PM
Tyler Olson struck out six batters in eight innings Friday.

Olson Pitches Well But Zags Lose WCC Opener To Gaels

MORAGA, Calif. - The Gonzaga University baseball team tried to come back from an early six-run deficit but came up short as Saint Mary's College held on to win the West Coast Conference series opener 6-4 Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (27-17, 7-9 WCC) got another strong performance from starter Tyler Olson (4-2), who despite suffering the loss tossed his third complete-game of the season and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and three walks. He also punched out six batters.

Marco Gonzales, Clayton Eslick and Royce Bolinger each recorded a pair of the Bulldogs 10-hit day. Bolinger also drove in two runs on the afternoon...

The Bulldogs and Gaels return to the field Saturday for a 1 p.m. first pitch.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205423812)

Gonzaga Box score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205423812&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=193732)

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05-04-2012, 09:18 PM


05-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Gonzaga defeated St. Mary's 4-3 in game two of a three game series Saturday afternoon at Louis Guisto Field.

Gonzaga's Marco Gonzales was the winning pitcher and increased his record to 6-1. He went 7.2 innings, scattering six hits, three runs, all earned, with six walks and seven strike outs.

Despite the win, the Zags had 14 runners LOB. This seems to be their recent trend.

But it nice to see the Zags win.

05-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Marco Gonzales and the Bulldogs used nine hits to beat the Gaels Saturday.

Zags Get Back On Winning Track With Victory Over Gaels

MORAGA, Calif. - Marco Gonzales had three hits and struck out seven batters in 7 2/3 innings of work to help the Gonzaga University baseball team snapped its four-game losing skid with a 4-3 West Coast Conference win over Saint Mary's College Saturday.

Gonzales, who was given both hitting and pitching assignments for the fourth time this season, allowed three runs on six hits and six walks during his outing on the mound.

David Bigelow held the Gaels (22-22, 6-11 WCC) in check the rest of the way for his third save of the season.

In addition to Gonzales' three hits, Royce Bolinger and Alex Stanford both added two hits, while Brock Slavin and Andy Hunter recorded one to complete the Bulldogs (28-17, 8-9 WCC) nine-hit afternoon....

The Bulldogs and Gaels wrap up the WCC series Sunday at noon.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205424148)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205424148&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=193763)

05-06-2012, 02:15 PM
The Zags score early this afternoon and hold on to defeat the Gaels 7-5.

Gonzaga takes 2 of 3 games this weekend.

05-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Derek Callahan improved his record to 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

Bulldogs Bullpen Holds Off Saint Mary's To Take WCC Series

MORAGA, Calif. - The Gonzaga University baseball team's offense went to work early in the game and a solid performance from the bullpen secured the Bulldogs 7-5 victory over Saint Mary's College in the rubber game of the West Coast Conference series Sunday afternoon.

Royce Bolinger had two hits including a two-run home run in the first inning and a double in the seventh inning. The Bulldogs (29-17, 9-9 WCC) also got a strong performance from Mitchell Gunsolus, who also had a pair of hits along with a run and a RBI.

Bulldog starter Andy Hunter threw three innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk. Derek Callahan (3-1) received the win after allowing one run on three hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Kenny Smith went the rest of the way and tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings to earn his first save in his collegiate career...

The Bulldogs will welcome 20th-ranked Arizona State University to the Gonzaga campus on Commencement Weekend. The three-game non-conference series begins Friday at 6 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205424374)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205424374&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=193694)