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05-17-2016, 03:56 PM
Zags, Cougars to Wrap up Season Series in Pasco

Final game of the season for Inland Northwest rivals

Gonzaga at Washington State
May 17 | Pasco, Wash. | Gesa Stadium

Tuesday, May 17 6:30 p.m. Live Stats (http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/statmonitr.php?gid=wsu) Live Audio (http://www.wsucougars.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?type=live&db_oem_id=30400)


Gonzaga is riding a five-game win streak after sweeping away series at Oregon (two games) and Loyola Marymount (three). The final win against the Lions clinched a spot in the West Coast Conference championships, their third berth to the conference tournament in its four-year history. In Los Angeles, the Zags got tremendous starting pitching with complete games from Brandon Bailey and Eli Morgan while the offense scored three times in extra innings on Sunday for a 9-7 win in 12...


Gonzaga continues its season-ending 13-game road trip with its last game of the year in the Pacific Northwest with a showdown against regional foe Washington State in Pasco, Wash. After their final game of 2016 against the Cougars, the Zags will close out conference play with three at San Diego this weekend look to build their RPI with a game at UC Santa Barbara next Monday. The WCC Championships begin Thursday, May 26th.
The Zags are 20-11 in road games this year, sweeping three-game series at UTSA, Pacific, and LMU and a two-gamer at Oregon to go with series splits at Grand Canyon and Washington. They’ve also won single-game series at Arkansas and Washington. Their 20 road wins are the third-most in the nation, and it’s the program’s most since at least 2003...

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/051616aaa.html)

05-17-2016, 07:33 PM
After 5 complete innings, Gonzaga leads WSU 4-2...

05-17-2016, 08:13 PM
Through 7 complete innings, Zags still lead the Cougars 4-2...

05-17-2016, 09:44 PM
Zags defeat the Cougars 5-2...

Gonzaga improves to 31-15...

05-18-2016, 06:46 AM
Dominant Pitching leads to Win over Washington State

Vernia and LeBrun combine for two-hitter in 5-2 victory

PASCO, Wash.--With a pair of strong pitching performances, the Gonzaga University baseball team completed a season sweep of regional foe Washington State Tuesday, beating the Cougars 5-2 at Gesa Stadium in Pasco...

Bulldog Bites:

•Vernia and LeBrun held Washington State to two hits on the night, both of which came in the third inning. It's the first combined two-hitter for Gonzaga since 2011. Prior to Tuesday night, Vernia hadn't allowed fewer than five hits in a start while it was LeBrun's longest hitless outing of the year.
•Gonzaga's two pitchers also combined for 12 strikeouts on the day: LeBrun rang up seven and Vernia fanned five. The Zags are now at 417 on the year, five away from tying the program's single-season record. LeBrun's seven Ks were a career best while Vernia also matched his best strikeout total in a Bulldogs uniform Tuesday night.
•With the win, Gonzaga picked up its first sweep of Washington State since taking all three games back in 2013. It's also GU's sixth series sweep of the year after taking three-game sets off UTSA, Pacific, Portland, and Loyola Marymount, and a two-gamer from Oregon.
•Bulldog batters drew 10 walks Tuesday night, the fourth time this season they've taken at least 10 free passes. During the first meeting between the two Eastern Washington clubs, they drew seven and they walked eight times in the second.

Next Up:

Gonzaga (31-15, 16-8 WCC) will wrap up the West Coast Conference season this weekend with a three-game set at San Diego. The first game between the Bulldogs and the Toreros is set for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in San Diego's Fowler Park.

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