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03-27-2013, 08:20 PM

No. 21 Zags Visit Loyola Marymount For First Road WCC Series

SPOKANE, Wash. – No. 21 Gonzaga University baseball (15-8-1, 4-2 WCC) hits the road for its first West Coast Conference roads games in 2013. The Zags are primed to face Loyola Marymount University for a three-game set starting Thursday and wrapping up in a Saturday doubleheader at Page Stadium. LMU (11-13, 3-3 WCC) is coming off a win over #5 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday while the Bulldogs split its doubleheader against Brown University. The Lions took two of three games against the Bulldogs in Spokane last season. Marco Gonzales and Colin Welmon will battle in game one Thursday at 3 p.m.

Baseball Game Notes

GAME 25 | Mar. 28 | vs. LMU | Page Stadium | 3:00 p.m.

GAME 26 | Mar. 30 | vs. LMU | Page Stadium | 10:00 a.m.

GAME 27 | Mar. 30 | vs. LMU | Page Stadium | 1:00 p.m.

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#21 Gonzaga Bulldogs (15-8-1, 4-2 West Coast)


Thur. | #7 LHP Marco Gonzales (4-1, 2.00 ERA)

Sat. | #13 LHP Tyler Olson (4-1, 2.32 ERA)

Sat. | #25 LHP Derek Callahan (1-1, 2.94 ERA)

Head Coach - Mark Machtolf (Stanford 1987, 10th Year - 23rd at Gonzaga)

Gonzaga Record - 281-228 Career Record - Same

Loyola Marymount Lions (11-13, 3-3 West Coast)


Thur. | #12 RHP Colin Welmon (4-1, 0.63 ERA)

Sat. | #21 RHP Trevor Megill (3-2, 3.48 ERA)

Sat. | #24 RHP Aaron Griffin (1-3, 2.27 ERA)

Head Coach – Jason Gill (Cal State Fullerton 1996, 5th Year)

SCOUTING LOYOLA MARYMOUNT: The Lions of Loyola Marymount enter the weekend two game below .500 and even in West Coast Conference play. The Lions dropped its opening WCC series to Pepperdine University. one game to two, but came right back and took two from Saint Mary’s College. LMU has depth in its pitching staff with a team ERA of 3.01, Colin Welmon leading the team with a 4-1 record and 0.63 ERA. Offensively the team has yet to hit a home run but Colton Plaia is hitting a team-best .344 with 11 RBI. Last year the Lions took two games from the Zags in Spokane....

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03-28-2013, 07:42 PM

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Baseball Drops Game One 7-4 At Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – No. 21 Gonzaga University baseball dropped game one of its three-game series 7-4 to Loyola Marymount University Thursday at Page Stadium. The Bulldogs put together 11 hits but a two-run sixth inning and a three-run seventh gave LMU the come from behind victory.

Gonzaga moves to 15-9-1 overall and 4-3 in the West Coast Conference. The Lions improve to 12-13 and 4-3 WCC.

The Zags trailed 2-0 after the first two innings but scored in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning to take in a 4-2 lead. In the fourth it was a Caleb Wood RBI double to bring in the first Bulldog run and in the fifth a Clayton Eslick RBI double knotted the game up.

With one out, Wood walked to start the two-run sixth inning for Gonzaga. Wood stole second and was brought home on a two out Cabe Reiten single to left center field. Mitchell Gunsolus would single advancing Reiten to second before Nicholas Minteer hit an RBI single up the middle giving GU the lead.

However, the Lions would quickly rally and tie the game in their half of the sixth. With runners on first and second, Reiten made an error at shortstop to allow the two runs to score and Lion David Edwards to reach second base.

Loyola Marymount took the lead and added two insurance runs in the seventh capped off by a Tommy Cheek RBI single to centerfield.

Marco Gonzales (4-2) was credited with the loss after throwing 6 innings. Gonzales gave up seven runs, five earned, while striking out four Lions. LMU starter Colin Welmon was chased after 5.2 innings and gave up nine hits and four runs.

Arturo Reyes and Derek Peterson also made relief appearances for the Zags, each throwing an inning.

Gunsolus, who went 2-for-5, improved his reaching base safely streak to 22 consecutive games.

Three Zags had multi-hit games; Gunsolus, Cory LeBrun, Travis Forbes and Wood all with two hits each.

Gonzaga wraps up its series with the Lions Saturday with a doubleheader. Game one begins at 10 a.m. with game two starting 30 minutes after.

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Gonzaga vs. LMU Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=206976964&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=559646)

03-30-2013, 02:05 PM
Gonzaga lost the first game of Saturday's doubleheader to LMU 9-2.

The Lions scored 7 runs in the 2nd inning to take a 8-0 lead and never looked back.

The second game of the double header has already started...

03-30-2013, 02:08 PM
In the second game, the Lions lead the Zags 1-0 after 5 complete innings...

Arturo Reyes pitching for the Zags...

03-30-2013, 02:45 PM
With 2 out and 2 on in the top of the 7th, Gonzaga's Caleb Wood tripled scoring two runs for the Zags.

After 7 complete innings, the Zags lead the Lions 2-1.

Arturo Reyes has gone all the way so far for Gonzaga...

03-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Through 8 complete innings, Gonzaga leads LMU 2-1...

03-30-2013, 03:13 PM
Gonzaga holds on to defeat LMU 2-1...

Arturo Reyes pitches a complete game victory for the Zags...

LMU takes the 3 game series, 2 games to 1.

03-30-2013, 06:23 PM

No. 21 Baseball Splits Doubleheader With 2-1 Victory Over LMU

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Freshman Caleb Wood hit a two RBI triple in the top of the seventh inning with two outs to boost No. 21 Gonzaga University baseball 2-1 over Loyola Marymount University to split its Saturday doubleheader at Page Stadium. The Lions won game one 9-2, but the Zags rallied in game two to pick up its lone win of the weekend.

By splitting the day, the Bulldogs move to 16-10-1 overall and are 5-4 in West Coast Conference play.

Game two of the doubleheader was a pitching duel between Gonzaga starter Arturo Reyes (3-1) and Loyola Marymount’s Trevor Megill.

The Lions scored its only run in the game in the bottom of the first inning on a Colton Plaia RBI single to the left side. That would be all LMU would get from Reyes who was in control the rest of the game.

Wood’s clutch hit came in a pressure situation in the seventh. Gonzaga chased off Megill and were able to get runners on the corners. Lion reliever Sean Buckle delivered a ball to Wood that he drove to left field over the fielders head allowing the tying and go-ahead to score.

Reyes finished what he started, throwing his first complete game in a Zags uniform. Reyes scattered nine hits over the game and struck out three batters.

The morning game of the series was not as dramatic as game two.

LMU got to GU starter Tyler Olson (4-2) early and never looked back. Through three innings, the Lions held a 9-2 lead which ended up the final score.

It was a seven run second inning for Loyola Marymount that put the Zags away. Cullen Mahoney and David Edwards each had a two RBI base hit in the inning.

Offensively that Bulldogs would respond with two runs in the third but it was not enough. Alex Bonczyk opened the inning with a double down the left field line followed by a Mitchell Gunsolus RBI triple down the right field line. Gunsolus was brought home on a Cory LeBrun ground out.

Taylor Jones relieved Olson in the fourth and threw a strong 5 innings. Jones gave up just three hits and struck out three batters.

Gonzaga returns to the diamond Tuesday when it travels to Washington State University for its second game against the Cougars at 6 p.m. Next weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to the University of Portland for a three game set beginning Friday at 3 p.m.

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Gonzaga vs. LMU Game 1 Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207004262&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=570546)

Gonzaga vs. LMU game 2 Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207004262&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=566966)

Zag 77
03-30-2013, 08:44 PM
Not a good weekend for the Zags. They came in tied for 2nd and now drop into the middle of the pack. They can kiss their #21 ranking good bye. They should have done better against a middling LMU squad. Instead GU's #1 and #2 starters (Gonzales and Olson) get beat and they are lucky to pull out a narrow win in game #3.

They are probably going to need a sweep at 8th place Portland next week to stay in the hunt.