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05-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Zags Face No. 19 Arizona State In Post-Finals Week

Game 47: May 11 - vs. Arizona State - Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field - 6 p.m.

Game 48: May 12 - vs. Arizona State - Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field - 6 p.m.

Game 49: May 13 - vs. Arizona State - Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field - 1 p.m.

All times Pacific Time Zone and subject to change
Live stats available at GoZags.com and on the GoZags App
Radio: Sports Talk 1510 KGA - Tom Hudson, Play-by-Play; Steve Hertz, Analyst
TV: SWX-TV (Game 48) - Sam Adams, Play-by-Play; Steve Hertz, Analyst

Gonzaga University Bulldogs (29-17, 9-9 West Coast)

Probable Pitching Rotation

LHP - 13 Tyler Olson, R-L, 6-3, 190, RS-Jr., Spokane, WA
(4-2, 2.48 ERA)
LHP - 7 Marco Gonzales, L-L, 6-1, 185, So., Fort Collins, CO
(6-1, 1.60 ERA)
Game 49 Starter TBA

Probable Position Starters
C - 18 Maxx Garrett, R-R, 6-1, 215, Sr., Kennewick, WA
(.216, 13 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 1 SB)
1B - 26 Andy Hunter, R-R, 6-6, 220, Sr., Tucson, AZ
(.283, 17 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI)
1B - 7 Marco Gonzales, L-L, 6-1, 185, So., Fort Collins, CO
(.339, 16 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 20 RBI)
2B - 20 Alex Stanford, L-R, 5-10, 180, Sr., Bothell, WA
(.293, 23 R, 7 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 8 SB)
3B - 9 Mitchell Gunsolus, L-R, 6-0, 185, Fr., Kenmore, WA
(.185, 2 R, 2 RBI)
SS - 4 Steven Halcomb, R-R, 5-10, 165, Jr., Poway, CA
(.271, 23 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 24 RBI, 4 SB)
OF - 5 Clayton Eslick, L-R, 5-11, 170, Jr., Gilroy, CA
(.321, 29 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 22 RBI)
OF - 32 Alex Bonczyk, R-R, 6-3, 190, Jr., Las Vegas, NV
(.234, 12 R, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 4 SB)
OF - 21 Royce Bolinger, R-R, 6-2, 200, Sr., Scottsdale, AZ
(.399, 39 R, 12 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 39 RBI, 3 SB)
DH - 31 Brock Slavin, L-R, 6-0, 190, RS-So., Tenino, WA
(.338, 16 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI)

Head Coach: 28 Mark Machtolf (Stanford University, 1987)
Gonzaga Record: 261-215-1 (9th year - 22nd at GU) Career Record: Same

No. 19/19/23 Arizona State University Sun Devils (29-17, 14-10 Pacific-12)
All-time series versus Gonzaga: Arizona State leads 11-2

Probable Pitching Rotation
RHP - 20 Brady Rodgers, R-R, 6-2, 198, Jr., Richmond, TX
(8-2, 2.16 ERA)
RHP - 43 Trevor Williams, R-R, 6-3, 228, So., San Diego, CA
(9-2, 1.87 ERA)
RHP - 47 Alex Blackford, R-R, 5-11, 184, Jr., Centennial, CO
(1-3, 6.12 ERA)

Head Coach: 10 Tim Esmay (Arizona State University, 1988)
Arizona State Record: 123-45 (Third year) Career Record: 337-277-1 (12th year)

Friday, May 12 - 6 p.m. - $1 Hot Dog Night, Military Appreciation Night (free admission with Military ID).
Saturday, May 13 - 6 p.m. - Gonzaga University will be hosting its inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness game, sponsored by Inland Imaging. Fans wearing pink will receive $2 admission to the game. Inland Imaging will be at the ballpark representing their "Every Woman Can" cause. Select fans will have the opportunity to receive free EWC prizes. A 1984 GU alumni and breast cancer survivor will be escorted by Sr. Laura Michels, the baseball team's chaplain, and will throw out the first pitch.
Sunday, May 14 - 1 p.m. - Kid's Day and Mascot Day, $1 admission for kids 12 & under.

ZAGS IN THE WCC STANDINGS: After taking two games at Saint Mary's College last weekend, Gonzaga University improved its West Coast Conference record to 9-9 WCC to move into a tie for fifth place with the University of San Francisco in the conference standings. Both the Bulldogs and Dons are four games behind first-place University of San Diego, which improved its record to 13-5 last weekend. Pepperdine University moved into a tie with Loyola Marymount University - which was idle in conference play last weekend - for second place in the standings at 9-6, while the University of Portland sits in fourth at 10-8. Behind the Bulldogs and Dons are BYU (7-8), Saint Mary's (6-12) and Santa Clara University (3-12).

SCOUTING THE SUN DEVILS: Arizona State University hits the road after sweeping Pacific-12 Conference newcomer University of Utah in three games by the scores of 5-3, 17-1, 4-2 last weekend in Tempe. Their trip to Gonzaga this weekend will be the second visit to eastern Washington. The Sun Devils took on Washington State University two weeks ago. Infielder Joey DeMichele has been a dangerous hitter this season as he carries a team-best .347 batting average with 10 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 40 RBI. Infielder Abe Ruiz is also dangerous at the plate. He owns a .301 batting average and leads the ballclub with 16 two-baggers, 10 round trippers, 40 RBI and has a .583 slugging percentage. On the pitching side, right-hander Trevor Williams has started 12 of his 13 appearances and carries a 9-2 record with a 1.87 ERA, both statistics are team bests. Fellow righty Brady Rodgers has started all 12 appearances, and although is 8-2 with a 2.16 ERA, he leads the team with 70 strikeouts.

LAST TIME VS. THE SUN DEVILS: The last time Gonzaga University and Arizona State University met was at the Coca-Cola Spring Training Tournament in Surprise, Ariz., in 2007. The Sun Devils struck early and went on to use 14 hits to beat the Bulldogs 9-2. GU starting pitcher Clayton Mortensen suffered the loss for Gonzaga, allowing five runs on nine hits, four walks in six innings of work. Mortensen also struck out four Arizona State batters. CJ McClure saw time out of the bullpen, throwing the final two innings of the game. Arizona State used run-scoring singles in both the first and second innings to take an early 2-0 lead before adding an additional three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Gonzaga was held scoreless until the seventh inning, when Ryan Wiegand took the first pitch of his at-bat and homered over the right field wall. The Sun Devils added another four runs in the bottom of the eighth before Gonzaga's Darin Holcomb, who reached base on a double, was scored on a single to left field by Mark Ellis.

ON DECK: Following the non-conference series against Arizona State University, Gonzaga University will close its home schedule against West Coast Conference foes University of Portland next weekend. The series begins Friday at 6 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205426090)

05-11-2012, 08:46 PM
This evening, Gonzaga took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.

But the Zags failed to score the rest of the game and the Sun Devils defeated the Zags 4-2.

Gonzaga's record falls to 29-18.

05-11-2012, 10:06 PM
Zags Score First But No. 19 Sun Devils Rally Win Game One

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University baseball team grabbed the lead in the first inning, but No. 19 Arizona State University used a unearned run and a two-run home run to beat the Bulldogs 4-2 in the non-conference series opener Friday evening in front of 1,081 fans.

Royce Bolinger led the effort at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a RBI triple. Although Bolinger was the only Bulldog (29-18) to record multiple base hits, Marco Gonzales and Mitchell Gunsolus both stretched their only hit into a double.

Bulldog starter Tyler Olson (4-2) threw 7 1/3 innings and allowed all four runs, three earned, on five hits and three walks. He also struck out seven batters. Derek Peterson allowed a hit and a walk in the eighth inning and Derek Callahan retired the visitor's half of the ninth in order...

The Bulldogs and Sun Devils will play the middle game of the series Saturday at 6 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205426561)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205426561&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=193973)

05-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Tonight, Gonzaga's pitching and hitting go missing.

Arizona St. beats Gonzaga 10-1.

Zags are now 29-19 for the season.

05-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Sun Devils Hit Three HR's, Down Error-Prone Bulldogs 10-1

SPOKANE, Wash. - Arizona State University used three early home runs, four costly Gonzaga University errors and a strong pitching performance from Trevor Williams to down the Bulldogs 10-1 Saturday in the middle game of a three-game non-conference baseball series at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field.

Gonzaga (29-19) will try to avoid a series sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. with Marco Gonzales (6-1) taking the mound.

Most of the 1,338 fans in attendance Saturday probably though they would see the left-handed Gonzales get the nod, but Gonzaga head coach Mark Machtolf decided to let the sophomore have one more day of rest between starts. Gonzales has pitched nearly nineteen innings in his past two starts, including an 11-inning outing two weeks ago in which he threw 144 pitches.

It didn't take the Sun Devils (31-17) long to get to Zags starter Derek Callahan, making his fourth start in 11 appearances this season. The freshman from Redmond, Wash., lasted just two-thirds of an inning, but he didn't get much help from his defense...

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205427039)

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05-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Zags Fall To No. 19 Sun Devils In Non-Conference Series Finale

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University pitcher Marco Gonzales hit a RBI double to tie the game in the seventh inning, but No. 19 Arizona State University used a two-run double in the ninth to beat the Bulldogs 3-1 and complete the three-game non-conference series sweep Sunday.

Despite suffering the loss, Gonzales (6-2) went the distance for the third time on the season. He struck out four batters and allowed 10 hits and three walks. The Bulldogs (29-20) were held to four base hits on the afternoon. Steven Halcomb had two while Gonzales and Clayton Eslick had one...

Gonzaga closes out its home schedule in West Coast Conference action against the University of Portland. The three-game series begins Friday at 6 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205427102)

Gonzaga Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=205427102&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=194001)