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04-23-2013, 11:44 AM

22nd-Ranked Zags Host Washington And BYU This Week

SPOKANE, Wash. – The 22nd-ranked Gonzaga University baseball continues its quest for a West Coast Conference Championship with five games in five days starting Tuesday against University of Washington. Gonzaga will host the Huskies for two games before facing BYU Thursday for a three game set. The Zags had its 11-game win streak snapped Sunday but will look to resume its winning ways in the team’s longest home stand of the season. All games will be played at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field.

Baseball Game Notes

GAME 39 | Apr. 23 | vs Washington | Patterson | 6:05 p.m.


GAME 40 | Apr. 24 | vs Washington | Complex | 3:00 p.m.


GAME 41 | Apr. 25 | vs BYU | And | 6:05 p.m.


GAME 42 | Apr. 26 | vs BYU | Washington | 6:05 p.m.


GAME 43 | Apr. 26 | vs BYU | Trust Field |1:00 p.m.


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#22 Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-11-1, 13-5 West Coast)


Tue. | #24 LHP Derek Callahan (2-1, 3.40 ERA)

Wed. | TBD

Thu. | #7 LHP Marco Gonzales (5-2, 2.57 ERA)

Fri | #13 LHP Tyler Olson (7-2, 2.41 ERA)

Sat. | TBD

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

Gonzaga Record - 292-231 Career Record - Same

Washington Huskies (11-26, 5-10 Pac-12)


Tue. | #28 RHP Troy Rallings (0-0, 3.21 ERA)

Wed. | TBD

Head Coach – Lindsay Meggs (UCLA 1985)

BYU Cougars (19-15, 7-5 West Coast)


Thu. | #19 RHP Desmond Poulson (5-0, 2.14 ERA)

Fri. | #25 RHP Jeff Barker (3-2, 3.93 ERA)

Sat. | #22 RHP Adam Miller (2-6, 5.98 ERA)

Head Coach - Mike Littlewood (BYU 1988)

This Weeks Promotions

TUESDAY - GSBA Day! First 150 students will get a free hot dog and drink from GSBA!

THURSDAY - Baseball Bundle! For $10, fans can get a GU baseball shirt and a game ticket!

FRIDAY - Dollar Dog! All hot dogs are just a buck all night long!

SATURDAY - Spike’s Birthday! Come celebrate Spike’s birthday with festivities all game long!

Marco Gonzales Trading Card! Come get the limited edition two-way collectors card!...

TIME CHANGE: Wednesday’s game between Gonzaga University and University of Washington has been pushed up from 6 p.m. to 3 p.m. The game can still be heard on KGA 1510 AM or streamed at www.gozags.com.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES: The University of Washington has had a rocky start to the 2013 season. Overall the team is 11-26 but is 5-20 in road games. Last weekend the Huskies took two of three games against 5th-ranked Oregon State University in Seattle. Ray Jayce has paced the Huskies at the plate with a team-best .319 average, 25 runs scored and 18 RBI. The team has a 4.12 pitching ERA with Austin Voth’s four wins leading the club. UW has faced WCC member Pepperdine University and lost two of three games to the Waves.

SCOUTING BYU: BYU baseball has seen a resurgence this season under first-year head coach Mike Littlewood. The Cougars are in the hunt for a trip to Stockton, Calif., for the WCC Championship tournament with a 19-15 overall record and 7-5 in league. Adam Law is having a stellar season for the club with a .351 average, 12 extra-base hits, nine stolen bases and 25 RBI. Desmond Poulson is the staff ace with a 5-0 record and a 2.14 ERA.

MACHTOLF NEARING 300: Gonzaga University baseball head coach Mark Machtolf is quickly approaching his 300th career win. Machtolf, who is in his 10th-year at the helm of the Bulldogs, has 292 wins entering the week. With only eight games until 300, Machtolf could reach the milestone as soon as May 5 at Santa Clara University.

GETTING SERIES-OUS: The Gonzaga University baseball team has won eight series this year that have been at least three games. Series wins include Pepperdine (2 games to 1), Saint Mary’s (3-0), Portland (3-0), San Diego (2-1), San Francisco (2-1), Washington State (3-0), Pacific (2-1) and Hawai’i (2-1). The Bulldogs are 26-11-1 overall...

Wild Wild West: Looking at the West Coast Conference standings tells you two things. One, the Gonzaga University baseball is atop the standings at 13-5 in league games. Two, that one team from Loyola Marymount University, University of San Diego, BYU or Pepperdine University is going to be left out of the WCC Championship tournament next month. The top four teams make it to Stockton and with the Zags seemingly a lock, all the other schools with an identical 9-6 record will slug it out for the final spots...

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=207376460&DB_OEM_ID=26400)

UW and BYU Notes Link (http://www.gozags.com/pdf9/2013585.pdf)

04-23-2013, 08:56 PM
Gonzaga loses to Washington 6-2 this evening.

The Zags had 12 hits but could only score 2 runs...Gonzaga left 12 runners on base.

Derek Callahan took the loss for Gonzaga.

04-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Bulldogs Can't Get Timely Hits In 6-2 Setback To Huskies

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University couldn’t get the timely hits Tuesday as the University of Washington posted a 6-2 non-conference baseball victory over the Bulldogs in the opener of a two-game series at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field.

The teams will complete the series Wednesday in a game moved to a 3 p.m. first pitch. Some schedules reflect a later starting time.

The 22nd-ranked Zags (26-12-1), who were playing the first of five games in five days in the current homestand, stranded 12 runners, including leaving the bases loaded in the fourth inning. Gonzaga out-hit the Huskies 12-9.

Washington (12-26) jumped to the early 2-0 lead off Bulldog starter Derek Callahan (2-2) in the first inning when Robert Pehl punched a two-out single to right field and Michael Camporeale homered off the top of the right-centerfield fence for his fourth of the season.

The Huskies made it 3-0 in the second, Ryan Wiggins leading off with a double to right-centerfield, moving to third on Joe Meggs sacrifice bunt and scoring on a two-out single when Ty Afenir beat out a ball hit in front of the plate.

The Zags, meanwhile, had runners on first and second with two out in the second and got the leadoff man on in the third when Jimmy Sinatro walked but couldn’t keep the innings alive.

In the fourth, Steven Halcomb delivered a one-out single to right and Clayton Eslick singled up the middle to chase and when the count went to 3-0 on Alex Bonczyk starter Troy Rallings was pulled in favor of Trevor Dunlap, who completed the walk to load the bases. Billy Moon followed with a walk to score Halcomb, but pinch hitter Brock Slavin went down swinging to end the inning.

Callahan pitched solid ball after the second inning. Shortstop Halcomb started a double play to end the third inning and after a two-out hit batter in the fourth he retired six in a row until a harmless two-out infield single in the sixth ended his night after 5.2 innings. He allowed five hits, walked one and fanned three.

But Dunlap was equal to the task for the Huskies. Cory Lebrun’s one-out double to left-centerfield and a two-out walk to Halcomb had Dunlap in some trouble in the fifth inning. But he got Eslick for the only time all night on a swinging strike three.

The Bulldogs got a leadoff bunt single from Bonczyk in the sixth, but a fly out and a double play started by the slick-fielding shortstop Afenir quelled that uprising.

Washington got some insurance, plating three runs in the seventh. A leadoff single by Meggs and a double by Braden Bishop put runners on second and third. Jayce Ray was walked intentionally to load the bases but Andrew Ely’s sinking single to right scored Meggs. Robert Pehl followed with a check-swing nubber down the first base line that refused to roll foul to score Bishop, and Camporeale’s deep sacrifice fly to center scored Ray with the final run.

Caleb Wood tried to start a Gonzaga rally with his one-out single in the seventh, but a pair of fly balls to center stranded him. In the eighth the Zags got a one-out single from Eslick to complete his 3-for-4 night from the plate. Eslick had to hold up on Bonczyk’s fly ball down the right field line that fell fair and Eslick was out at second on the fielder’s choice from the right fielder. Bonczyk stole second but was left stranded.

Arturo Reyes and Derek Peterson pitched a hitless eighth and ninth, respectively, for the Bulldogs.

Gonzaga had perhaps its best rally of the night in the ninth. Mitchell Gunsolus singled to center with one out. Cory Lebrun got the best bounce of the night by a Bulldog when Tyler Davis, the third Husky pitcher, got his out-stretched glove on a soft comebacker that hit the second-base bag and ricocheted toward third base for an infield hit. Marco Gonzales followed with a RBI-single through the left side to score Gunsolus, but Halcomb flied to right to end the game.

Dunlap (2-3) got the victory with 3.2 innings of 3-hit ball, walking two and fanning four.

Following Wednesday’s non-conference game with Washington the league-leading Zags return to West Coast Conference play Thursday to begin a three-game series with BYU.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=207399762)

Gonzaga vs. Washington Box Score Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207399762&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=653646)

04-24-2013, 08:32 PM
Gonzaga Baseball Upended By Huskies In Series Finale

SPOKANE, Wash. – Freshmen Caleb Wood and Cabe Reiten both collected their first career homeruns in a Bulldogs uniform, but it was not enough as the Gonzaga University baseball team was swept by the University of Washington Wednesday. The Huskies took game one Tuesday night 6-2 and rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth to win 11-8 at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field today.

Gonzaga has dropped three straight games and moves to 26-13-1 overall. The Huskies improve to 13-26 overall.

The Zags held a 6-2 lead through the first four innings sparked by the home runs from Wood and Reiten. Wood connected on the second pitch in his at-bat and drove it over the left field wall in the three-run Bulldogs first inning.

Not to be outdone, Reiten hit a solo shot in the same vicinity in the second inning giving GU starter Billy Moon a 4-2 lead.

However, Washington rallied and would put up three runs in the fifth to close the margin 6-5. With two outs, the Huskies tabbed together four consecutive base-hits before reliever Andrew Sopko struck out Huskie Ryan Wiggins ending the threat.

UW tied the game in the sixth inning on a RBI single up the middle from Andrew Ely but GU charged back with two more runs in the seventh.

Clayton Eslick crushed a ball to right-center field for an RBI triple that scored Marco Gonzales who led the inning off with a walk. Reiten came through again for the Zags with a single through the left side bring home Eslick and giving GU an 8-6 edge.

The Huskies made it a one-run ballgame by taking advantage of two Zag errors in the eighth before unleashing a four-run ninth inning comeback.

With one aboard, Wiggins drilled a ball over the left field wall to give UW a 9-8 lead. Two more runs came across on Washington base hits extending the Huskies lead to 11-8.

UW reliever Austin Voth retired the Bulldogs in order in the bottom half of the ninth picking up the save.

The Zags used five pitchers overall. Moon went 3.0 innings and was responsible for two earned runs. In relief Sopko (2.0 innings) was charged for four runs, Zach Abbruzza (2.1 innings) allowed one unearned run, Taylor Jones (1-1) picked up the loss allowing four runs in 1.1 innings and Karl Myers (0.1 innings) made his first appearance of the season.

Gonzaga has a very short turnaround as the club now prepares for BYU who come to Spokane for a three-game series starting Thursday. The Bulldogs and Cougars resume WCC play at 6 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=207416560)

Gonzaga vs. Washington Box Score (http://www.gozags.com//ViewContent.dbml?ATCLID=207416560&SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26400&CONTENT_ID=655746)

04-25-2013, 07:02 PM
After 3 complete innings, Gonzaga and BYU are tied 1-1.

Marco Gonzales pitching for the Zags...

04-25-2013, 08:08 PM
After 6 complete innings, Gonzaga leads BYU 4-1.

Marco Gonzales is still pitching for the Zags and he has benefited from
Gonzaga being able to turn the double play in the 1st, 2nd and 4th innings.

04-25-2013, 08:20 PM
After 7 complete innings, The Zags increase their lead over the BYU Cougars to 6-1.

04-25-2013, 08:50 PM
After 8 complete innings, Gonzaga leads BYU 6-4.

04-25-2013, 09:06 PM
Gonzaga defeats BYU 6-4 tonight.

Arturo Reyes came in in relief of Marco Gonzales at the beginning of the 9th inning. Marco Gonzales was the winning pitcher and improved his record to 6-2 with the win.

Gonzaga 's win over BYU ended a 3 game losing streak by the Zags and it improved the Zags record in the WCC to 14-5.

04-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Thanks Terp. I totally spaced that they started a day early & don't play Sunday.

04-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Thanks Terp. I totally spaced that they started a day early & don't play Sunday.

sittingon50, do you have access to the TV broadcast of the Gonzaga - BYU games this series?

04-25-2013, 10:53 PM

Wood's Homerun Pushes Zags 6-4 Over BYU

SPOKANE, Wash. – Behind Caleb Wood’s second home run of the season and a strong outing from Marco Gonzales, the 22nd-ranked Gonzaga University shook its three game losing skid and beat BYU 6-4 at the Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field Thursday. Gonzales picked up his sixth win of the season by hurling eight innings and allowing four runs.

The Bulldogs move to 27-13-1 overall and continue to hold the top spot in the West Coast Conference standings at 14-5. The Cougars drop to 20-16 overall and 7-6 WCC.

Both sides scored in the third inning. BYU’s run came on an Adam Law single to right field while GU scored on Wood’s home run to left. Wood is the first Bulldog to homer in back-to-back games this season and has two in his young career.

The Zags took a 3-1 lead in the fourth with a timely hit from Travis Forbes. After Gonzales singled to open the inning and Alex Bonczyk reached by getting hit by a pitch, Forbes crushed double to right field to earn his 27th and 28th RBI of the season.

After adding another in the sixth inning, the Zags took advance of a Jacob Hannemann error in center field to bring home another insurance run.

Gonzales (6-2) went eight innings and held the Cougars to seven hits and a run through seven. However, as Gonzales pitch count neared 120, the BYU bats came alive with three runs on four hits in the eighth. Jaycob Brugman tripled down the right field line scoring a pair of Cougars. Brugman later scored on Brock Whitney single, but Gonzales did not allow BYU to extend the damage by getting two fly outs to end the inning.

Gonzales opponent Desmond Poulson (5-1) picked up his first loss of the season and went 5.1 innings and was responsible for four runs on five hits.

Arturo Reyes took over in the ninth and retired BYU in order. Reyes struck out Hannemann to earn his third save of the season.

Gonzaga and BYU will have game two of its WCC series Friday. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=207432060)

Gonzaga vs. BYU Box Score Link (http://www.gozags.com/pdf9/2040485.pdf)

04-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Nope. As far as I know, no SWX available in Colville.

04-27-2013, 10:52 AM
Gonzaga defeats BYU Friday evening 5-1.

The Zags increase their WCC record to 15-5 with the victory.

Tyler Olson pitches a complete game for the victory...

04-27-2013, 12:23 PM
nice sunny day, 70 plus temp at the start of the game, $1 hotdogs brought out a nice crowd of 1539 to watch a Zag victory

04-27-2013, 09:53 PM

Dominant Olson Leads Bulldogs Past BYU 5-1

SPOKANE, Wash. – Backed by Tyler Olson’s second consecutive complete game, the Gonzaga University baseball team took game two of its three game series against BYU 5-1 Friday night at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. Olson (8-2), who shutout Pepperdine University in his last start, scattered seven hits in the game while striking out five with no walks.

The Zags claim its sixth West Coast Conference series and improve to 28-13-1 overall and 15-5 in league. BYU drops to 20-17 overall and 7-7 WCC.

The star of the night was Olson who cruised through the Cougars. The first BYU hit did not come until the third inning and the Cougars just managed one multi-hit inning.

The Bulldogs offense scored the first run of the game on a Caleb Wood bases loaded RBI through the right side.

Gonzaga added two more runs in each the fifth and sixth innings to distance themselves from BYU.

In the fifth, a Mitchell Gunsolus bases loaded ground out scored Alex Bonczyk. Immediately after, Wood picked up his second RBI of the game hit a base knock to left field.

Bonczyk was also involved with the two runs in the sixth. Clayton Eslick singled with one out to bring up Bonczyk who connected for his first home run in a Bulldog uniform. Through six, Gonzaga help a 5-0 lead.

Olson handled business for the rest of the game. Cougar Jaycob Brugman hit a solo home run to right field in the seventh but BYU would not threaten the Zags lead.

The Bulldogs out-hit BYU 11 to 7 with Wood and Bonczyk having a couple apiece.

The Zags will go for the series sweep Saturday as the two teams conclude their WCC set at 1 p.m.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=207445565&DB_OEM_ID=26400)

Gonzaga vs. BYU Box Score (http://www.gozags.com/pdf9/2049185.pdf)

04-27-2013, 10:02 PM

Gonzaga Baseball Falls In Series Finale 9-6 To BYU

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University baseball wrapped up its last home West Coast Conference series of the season Sunday with a 9-6 defeat to BYU at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. The Zags won the three-game series Saturday, after taking games one and two.

The Bulldogs move to 28-14-1 overall and still hold the top position in the West Coast Conference standings at 15-6. BYU improves 21-17, 8-7 in league.

After shutting down the Cougars in the first two innings, BYU pushed five runs across in the third with the damage coming off the bat of Brock Whitney. The BYU first basemen connected off GU starter Arturo Reyes (5-2) for a three run home run to left field.

The Zags got on the board in the bottom half of the frame off BYU starter Adam Miller. Billy Moon singled to open the Bulldogs at-bats and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Moon advanced to third on a Travis Forbes ground out and scored on a Mitchell Gunsolus sacrifice fly to right.

BYU chased Reyes in the fifth. Jaycob Brugman had a strange two-run home run that hit left fielder Moon’s glove before popping over the fence. By adding three more runs, BYU held an 8-1 edge over GU.

Gonzaga cut into the lead in the sixth. Marco Gonzales drove in a run with a single up the middle followed by a Brock Slavin sacrifice fly to left. Moon had a base-hit up the middle bringing in two more runs making the score 8-5.

The game got dramatic in the ninth. Brugman struck again in the top half of inning with his second home run of the game. However GU nearly tied the game in the bottom half.

Wood singled in the only Zag run of the inning but GU had its chance. The Bulldogs loaded the bases and had cleanup hitter Gonzales at the plate. BYU pulled Miller and brought in their closer Matt Milke.

Gonzales battled and fouled two balls off before Milke delivered a fastball to the outside of the plate for a called strike three.

Derek Callahan (1.1 innings) and Kenny Smith (3.0) pitched in relief for the Zags. Each gave up a pair of hits and Smith was charged for one run.

The game concludes Gonzaga’s five games in five days home stand. The Bulldogs went 2-3 in the games including two losses to University of Washington to start the week.

Next for the Bulldogs is its last WCC series of the season. GU will head to Santa Clara University for a three-game set starting Friday.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=627525&SPID=90843&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=207453218&DB_OEM_ID=26400)

Gonzaga vs. BYU Box Score (http://www.gozags.com/pdf9/2050174.pdf)