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04-11-2013, 07:57 PM

WCC Play Continues With Zags Hosting Saint Mary's

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University baseball continues its quest for a WCC Championship as the Bulldogs host Saint Mary’s College for a three game series starting Friday. The Zags took two of three from the Gaels last season in Moraga, Calif. Entering the weekend, GU stands atop the WCC standings with a 20-10-1 overall record and 8-4 in league. Saint Mary’s is 11-22 overall and 2-4 in conference.

Game Notes


GAME 31 | Apr. 12 | vs Saint Mary’s | Patterson Complex | 6:02 p.m.

GAME 32 | Apr. 13 | vs Saint Mary’s | & Washington | 6:00 p.m.

GAME 33 | Apr. 14 | vs Saint Mary’s | Trust Field | 12:00 p.m.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-10-1, 8-4 West Coast)


Thur. | #7 LHP Marco Gonzales (4-2, 2.89 ERA)

Fri | #13 LHP Tyler Olson (5-2, 3.11 ERA)

Sat. | TBD

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

Gonzaga Record - 286-230 Career Record - Same

Saint Mary’s Gaels (11-22, 2-4 West Coast)


Fri. | #42 LHP Ben Griset (3-2, 1.44 ERA)

Sat. | #25 LHP Jordan Mills (2-3, 3.05 ERA)

Sun. | TBD

Head Coach – Jed Soto (Louisiana-Monroe 1996, 10th Year)


FRIDAY: The series opener against Saint Mary’s Friday at 6:02 p.m. is Bring Your “A” Game and Dollar Hot Dog Night! Youth who are 12 years old and younger can receive free admission to the game by brining a report card or assignment with an A grade on it! Also, it is the first Dollar Hot Dog Night of the season! Come support the Bulldogs all weekend long! Go Zags!

SCOUTING SAINT MARY’S: The Gaels of Saint Mary’s College sit in 8th place in the WCC standings. Brenden Kalfus (.383, 20 RBI) and Markus Melgosa (.377) lead the team in batting and Ben Griset (3-2, 1.44 ERA) anchors the pitching rotation. The team is dangerous on the base path with 46 stolen bases as a team. SMC went 1-2 against Loyola Marymount to open WCC play and has also lost 1-2 to San Francisco.

9 IN A ROW: Gonzaga baseball has had very successful series against the University of Portland in recent series. After completing this three-game series sweep this past weekend, GU had won nine consecutive over its Pacific Northwest foe.

READY OR NOT: Gonzaga University baseball has had no problem scoring early against its opponents. The Bulldogs have outscored teams 25-9 in the first innings of games. That is the highest inning margin for the club. Gonzaga is 10-0 when it scores in the first inning and 15-2 when it scores first.

AMONGST THE WCC BEST: Many Gonzaga baseball players are some of the best in the West Coast Conference. Entering the week, Marco Gonzales is second in batting average (.356) and Cory LeBrun is seventh (.333). Mitchell Gunsolus is third in triples with 4 and second in walks with 20. Pitcher Arturo Reyes is second in ERA (1.30) and Gonzales is fourth in strikeouts with 49. Tyler Olson is also tied for second with five wins...

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04-11-2013, 08:03 PM

Five Gonzaga Baseball Games To Be Televised On SWX

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University baseball team will have five of its 12 remaining home games in 2013 televised locally on SWX. The SWX televised games begin Sunday, April 14, when the Bulldogs host West Coast Conference foe Saint Mary’s College at noon.

The four other home games featured by SWX will kick off next Tuesday April 16th when local rival Washington State University visits Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. Other games are: Tuesday, April 23 versus University of Washington at 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 25 versus BYU at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 versus Appalachian State University at 3 p.m.

Also starting this weekend against Saint Mary’s is 1510 AM KGA Sports Talk radio coverage. Returning to the booth will be Tom Hudson and Gonzaga’s winningest baseball coach in program history Steve Hertz. Each of the remaining 12 home games will be broadcast.

2013 Gonzaga Baseball Television Schedule
Sunday, April 14 vs. Saint Mary’s (SWX)
Tuesday, April 16 vs. Washington State (SWX)
Tuesday, April 23 vs. Washington (SWX)
Thursday, April 25 vs. BYU (SWX)
Sunday, May 12 vs. Appalachian State (SWX)

2013 Gonzaga Baseball Radio Schedule
Friday, April 12 vs. Saint Mary’s (1510 KGA)
Saturday, April 13 vs. Saint Mary’s (1510 KGA)
Sunday, April 14 vs. Saint Mary’s (1510 KGA)
Tuesday, April 15 vs. Washington State (1510 KGA)
Tuesday, April 23 vs. Washington (1510 KGA)
Wednesday, April 24 vs. Washington (1510 KGA)
Thursday, April 25 vs. BYU (1510 KGA)
Friday, April 26 vs. BYU (1510 KGA)
Saturday, April 27 vs. BYU (1510 KGA)
*Saturday, May 11 vs. Appalachian State (1510 KGA)
Sunday, May 12 vs. Appalachian State (1510 KGA)

* doubleheader

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04-11-2013, 09:18 PM
Apparently they changed the Sat. game time. Buggered up the family plans.

04-12-2013, 06:26 PM
After 4 complete innings tonight, Gonzaga leads St. Mary's 4-2.

04-12-2013, 07:04 PM
After 6 complete innings, the Zags lead the Gaels 7-4.

Marco Gonzales pitching for Gonzaga...Steve Halcomb has homered for the Zags.

Gonzaga has 11 hits tonight...the Zags have committed 3 errors
which have led to 3 unearned runs for the Gaels.

04-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Through 8 complete inning, Gonzaga continues to lead St. Mary's 7-4.

04-12-2013, 08:12 PM
St. Mary's scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game 7-7
and send the game into extra innings...

04-12-2013, 08:21 PM
Neither team scored in the 10th inning, game is tied 7-7 entering the 11th inning.

In their half of the 10th inning, the Zags had a runner on second with 1 out.
The next two batters stuck out...

04-12-2013, 08:51 PM
In the bottom of the 11th inning, the Zags loaded the bases with 1 out.

Steven Halcomb then singled to drive in the winning run for Gonzaga.

Gonzaga's Arturo Reyes is the winning pitcher after going 2 and 2/3
innings of shutout pitching, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 4.

04-12-2013, 10:12 PM

Zags Outlast Saint Mary's With A 8-7 Win In Extras

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University won its sixth consecutive game 8-7 in an 11 inning rainy thriller over Saint Mary’s College Friday night at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. After the Gaels walked the bases loaded, Steven Halcomb singled to the third baseman to bring home the walk-off victory.

Gonzaga is now 3-0 extra innings and 21-10-1 overall. GU’s WCC record also bumps to 9-4. The Gaels fall to 11-23 and 2-5 WCC.

The Bulldogs got a solid start from Marco Gonzales who went seven innings allowing six hits, four runs, one earned and striking out nine Gaels. Gonzales would however get a no-decision as Saint Mary’s rallied in the ninth.

Leading 7-4 and needing three outs to win, Saint Mary’s loaded the bases with Kenny Smith on the mound. A wild pitch brought home the first SMC run of the inning forcing the Zags to bring in Arturo Reyes (4-1) from the bullpen.

Gael Shawn O’Brien singled in the tying runs before getting thrown out at second base but the damage was done. Tied 7-7, the WCC rivals were going to extras.

However, Saint Mary’s reliever Gary Cornish put the Gaels in a hole they would not recover from. Cornish walked the bases loaded with one, which brought Halcomb to the dish for the game winner.

Reyes picked up the victory for GU. He went 2.2 innings allowing just a hit and punching out four.

Before extra innings, the Bulldogs built its lead by scoring in five consecutive innings. Offensively the team was paced by Cory LeBrun who finished 3-for-5 with three RBI, Mitchell Gunsolus who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Halcomb who homered in the fifth inning.

The Zags did have three costly errors in the game that all came from Halcomb, but he more than made up for it at the plate.

The Bulldogs and Gaels return to the park tomorrow for game two with a 6:00 p.m. start time.

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Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207191160&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=609946)

04-13-2013, 06:16 PM
After 3 complete innings of the Saturday evening game, Gonzaga and St. Mary's are tied 2-2.

In the bottom of the 3rd, Gonzaga had two runners on with 2 out and they scored 1 run with a base hit to tie the game.

St. Mary's scored two unearned runs in the first inning on two Gonzaga errors.

Pitcher Tyler Olson started for the Zags...

04-13-2013, 07:27 PM
Through 6 complete innings, Gonzaga and St. Mary's still tied 2-2.

Tyler Olson still pitching for the Zags.

04-13-2013, 07:39 PM
After 7 complete innings, Gonzaga now leads St. Mary's 4-2.

In their half of the 7th inning, Cory Lebrun led off for the Zags with a triple.
The next two batters for the Zags grounded out and fouled out with the runner not advancing.
Caleb Wood then walked so Gonzaga had runners now on 1st and 3rd.

Clayton Eslick pinch hit for Nick Minteer. Eslick then tripled driving in both Lebrun and Wood.

In the 8th inning, Zach Abbruzza now pitching for the Zags.

04-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Zags still lead the Gaels 4-2 after 8 complete innings.

Angelo Roncalli
04-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Zags win 4-2, Pepperdine loses to USD; Zags take over sole possession of first place in the WCC.

04-13-2013, 08:04 PM
Gonzaga defeats St. Mary's 4-2.

In their half of the 9th, St. Mary's initial batter grounded out to the shortstop.
The next batter doubled to left and then their runner advanced to 3rd on a balk.

St. Mary's next two batters grounded out to the pitcher and then grounded out to first base unassisted.

The Zags Tyler Olson was the winning pitcher tonight giving up only 5 hits
and striking out 6 in seven innings of work.

04-13-2013, 08:26 PM
Gonzaga Record and Rankings (RPI, NPI & SOS) as of April 13th. (http://warrennolan.com/baseball/2013/schedule/Gonzaga)

04-13-2013, 09:35 PM

Bulldogs Baseball Downs Saint Mary's With Clutch Hitting

SPOKANE, Wash. – Clayton Eslick connected for a two RBI pitch-hit triple in the seventh inning with two outs to push Gonzaga University baseball 4-2 over Saint Mary’s College Saturday at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. The victory is the seventh consecutive for the Bulldogs as the team claimed the series from the Gaels.

Gonzaga improves to 22-10-1 overall and remains atop the West Coast Conference at 10-4. Saint Mary’s Falls to 11-24 overall and 2-6 WCC.

GU starter Tyler Olson (6-2) picked up the win after hurling seven innings allowing five hits, two runs (both unearned) and striking out six.

The game was tied at 2 before the Zags scored the winning runs in the seventh. Cory LeBrun led off the inning with a triple but the Gaels would retire the next two batters. Caleb Wood then walked setting up Eslick who smashed a ball down the right field line on a 1-1 count.

Zach Abbruzza relieved Olson for the remaining two innings and did so admirably. Abbruzza picked up his first save of the season and allow just two hits.

Both Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s committed three errors each. However, the Zags turned a season-high five double plays in the game ousting any Gael threats.

Saint Mary’s starter Jordan Mills went 5.2 innings allowing five hits and two runs. Reliever Kelsey Outram picks up the loss by allowing the Clayton two runs in 1.1 innings.

The Bulldogs put together eight hits to Saint Mary’s seven. Freshman Caleb Wood had a solid day at the plate by going 2-for-3 with an RBI in the third inning. Wood is hitting .339 on the year and .302 in WCC games.

The Zags will go for the series sweep over the Gaels Sunday. The two teams are set to meet at noon with the game televised on SWX.

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Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207205161&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=615052)

04-14-2013, 11:54 AM
In Sunday's final game of the 3 game series with the Gaels, Gonzaga leads St. Mary's 2-0 after 3 complete innings.

Derek Callahan is pitching for the Zags today and he has given up 0 hits through 3 innings.

04-14-2013, 12:21 PM
In the top of the 4th inning, after Gonzaga got the first two batters out, St. Mary's gets three straight singles to score 1 run.

After a wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third, St. Mary's gets a double scoring 2 more runs. A walk to the next batter gave St. Mary's runners on first and second.

Taylor Jones then came in to pitch for the Zags in relief of Derek Callahan. Another wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third. A St. Mary's single to left scored 2 more runs.

The St. Mary's runner on first stole both second and third base before Gonzaga got the third out on a strike out.

So after 4 complete innings, St. Mary's leads Gonzaga 5-2.

It seems like the Zags can't handle success...

04-14-2013, 01:03 PM
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Zags come back and score 6 runs...on 2 walks, a double (1 run scoring), another double (1 run scoring), a single (1 run scoring), another single (1 run scoring), a hit by pitch, and a double (2 runs scoring).

After 5 complete innings, Zags lead the Gaels 8-5.

04-14-2013, 01:38 PM
After 6 complete innings, Gonzaga now leads St. Mary's 9-6.

In their half of the 6th, the Gaels had the bases loaded on two occasions
but only managed to score only 1 run.

Gonzaga scored their run on a walk, a stolen base and then the runner advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and then scored on a single.

04-14-2013, 01:48 PM
Gonzaga still leads St. Mary's 9-6 after 7 complete innings.

04-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Zags now lead the Gaels 10-6 after 8 complete innings.

Gonzaga scored their run on a single, a stolen base, another single with the runner advancing to third and then another single scored the run for the Zags.

Kenny Smith pitching for the Zags...

04-14-2013, 02:07 PM
Gonzaga defeats St. Mary's 10-6 to sweep the 3 game series.

Steven Halcomb was 4 for 5 for the Zags on the day with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI.

Marco Gonzales was 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and 3 RBIs

04-14-2013, 02:24 PM
Gonzaga Record and Rankings (RPI, NPI & SOS) as of April 14th. (http://warrennolan.com/baseball/2013/schedule/Gonzaga)

Gonzaga now 23-10-1 overall and 11-4 in the WCC.

04-14-2013, 04:26 PM

Baseball Wins 8th Consecutive, Sweeps Saint Mary's 10-6

SPOKANE, Wash. – Trailing 5-2, Gonzaga University baseball exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to sweep Saint Mary’s College 10-6 Sunday at the Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. The Bulldogs are winners of eight consecutive games which include two West Coast Conference series sweeps.

The Zags improve its record to 23-10-1 and a WCC-best 11-4. The Gaels stumble to 11-25 overall and 2-7 WCC.

Caleb Wood, Cory LeBrun, Steven Halcomb, Marco Gonzales and Alex Bonczyk all had an RBI base hit that chased Gael starter Ryan Brockett in the fifth. The Gonzaga offense put together five of the team’s 14 hits to take back the lead.

The Bulldogs also added insurance runs in the sixth and eighth inning. LeBrun singled in Mitchell Gunsolus for his fifth RBI of the series and Gonzales drove home Wood for his second RBI of the game.

Derek Callahan got the start for the Bulldogs but left with a no decision after 3.2 innings of work. Reliever Taylor Jones (1-0) picked up his first collegiate victory after hurling 1.1 innings. Kenny Smith, who also pitched in Friday’s game, earned his first save of the season.

Andrew Sopko also made his sixth appearance on the mound for GU with 0.2 innings of work.

The Zags had success against all three Gael pitchers. Brockett was responsible for six runs, Katrick Keane for three and Tanner Kichler for one.

Four Bulldogs had a multi-hit game highlighted by Halcomb (4-for-5) and Gonzales (3-for-4). Halcomb hit a team-best .500 in the series against Saint Mary’s (7-for-14) and boosted his batting average to .308.

Gonzaga’s eight game winning streak is the clubs longest since 2012 when it opened the season 10-0.

Up next for Gonzaga is the season series finale against Washington State University Tuesday. The Bulldogs took the first two games against the Cougars in Pullman and will go for the sweep in Spokane at 6:00 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=207213965)

Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207213965&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=618950)