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03-15-2015, 08:21 AM
Gonzaga's baseball team couldn't solve San Francisco starter Christian Cecilio in a 2-0 loss on Saturday evening at the Patterson Baseball Complex in Spokane, Wash.

Baseball Falls 2-0 Against USF on Saturday


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SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga's baseball team couldn't solve San Francisco starter Christian Cecilio in a 2-0 loss on Saturday evening at the Patterson Baseball Complex in Spokane, Wash.

Cecilio threw 136 pitches on his way to a complete game shutout of the Zags. He scattered seven hits and struck out nine while walking one. On the GU side of the ledger, starting pitcher Andrew Sopko nearly matched him, giving up two earned runs, while striking out nine with no walks in eight innings. Gonzaga relievers Eli Morgan and Wyatt Mills combined for a one-hit ninth with two strikeouts.

“Their guy kept us off-balance all night,” assistant coach Steve Bennett. “We aren’t going to change how we approach the game tomorrow night. We just need to come out and keep knocking on the door.”

On offense, shortstop Dustin Breshears paced the Zags, reaching three times with a walk and a pair of singles. The Zags left seven men on base in the game and five others had one hit each.

USF's Brendan Hendriks spurred the Dons' offense with a pair of doubles that results in an RBI and a run scored.

The Zags mounted their first threat in the third inning with a pair of singles from Tyler Frost and Breshears, but a two-out line drive off the bat of Sam Brown was tracked down by Don centerfielder Derek Atkinson.

Then in the top half of the fourth, the Dons broke up Sopko's string of retiring nine straight to start the game with a single from Connor Hofmann. Sopko got the next two, but Hendriks hit a two-out double to the left field wall to score Hofmann from second.

GU put the leadoff man on in the sixth when Breshears drew his walk, but USF got a strikeout-throwout caught stealing double play to squash the threat.

USF answered again in the seventh inning with another double from Hendriks. This time he led off the inning with the two-bagger and scored on a single up the middle by designated hitter Manny Ramirez.

The Zags had two runners on in the eighth with two outs after back-to-back singles by Breshears and Brown, but pinch hitter Nick Minteer went down swinging to end the inning.

Gonzaga and San Francisco will play the rubber match of their weekend series at Noon on Sunday at the Patterson Baseball Complex.


Gonzaga’s pitching staff recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season, fanning 11 USF batters in the game. Sopko recorded nine, and Morgan and Mills each had one.

Entering tonight’s game, Gonzaga had two big streaks going offensively as Breshears had reached base in all 18 games of the season and Jacobs had tallied at least one hit in the 14 previous games. Breshears reached base three times on the night,but Jacobs’ streak came to an end.

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03-15-2015, 04:12 PM
I can handle changes in uniform style irregardless of my preference, but when they started wearing those damn pajama bottom baseball pants they screwed up, Bring back baseball pants, sanitary hose and uniform socks. In addition, how was Soph. Wyatt Mill's stuff ?, I see he had a K. Since he gambled and went to the sidearm delivery he's been steadily improving, if he keeps working on being a pitcher instead of a thrower, he'll be a big plus out of the pen in short relief, especially versus lefties, a sidearm/submarine pitcher that can keep them off the plate and throw strikes to spots is a handy tool to have.