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05-30-2016, 08:21 AM
Gonzaga selected as the #3 seed in the TCU Regional.
Zags will play Arizona State in their 1st game on June 3rd at 12 noon PT...

St. Mary's is the #3 seed in the NC State Regional...


05-30-2016, 09:50 AM

History! Baseball Earns First-Ever NCAA At-Large Berth

GU will take on Arizona State on Friday at Noon PT

INDIANAPOLIS —The Gonzaga University baseball team earned its first-ever at-large berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship on Monday, being selected to play in the Fort Worth Regional on June 3-5.

Gonzaga (35-19) is the No. 3 seed in the regional to be played at TCU and will play No. 2-seed Arizona State (34-21) in opening game at Noon PT/2 p.m. CT. Top-seeded TCU (42-15) will take on Oral Roberts (38-19) on Friday following the GU-ASU game at 4:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. CT. The trip to Fort Worth is also a return for Gonzaga this season as the Zags went 1-2 in a three-game series against TCU on March 4-6.

“Today is a very exciting day for Gonzaga baseball,” said Gonzaga head coach Mark Machtolf. “We received our first at-large bid in program history. We’re very excited for our guys and for the entire athletic department.”

Gonzaga has an overall record of 35-19 during 2016 with 23 of those wins coming in road games, the second-most in the nation. The Bulldogs earned a share of the West Coast Conference regular season title – the third in program history – with an 18-9 conference mark, and their 35 overall wins are the most since 2009.

Last weekend, Gonzaga won two games at the WCC Championship and competed in the tournament’s title game. The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 5-3 win on the back of Brandon Bailey’s 17 strikeouts on May 26, and they clinched their spot in the conference finale a day later with a Tyler Frost walk-off home run to down Pepperdine.

This is the second time the Zags have competed in the NCAA Tournament during its current Super Regional format. The first came in 2009 when the Zags clinched the WCC’s automatic qualifier with two wins over Loyola Marymount in the WCC Series.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/053016aaa.html)

05-30-2016, 09:58 AM
NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announces the field of 64 teams (http://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2016-05-30/ncaa-division-i-baseball-committee-announces-field-64-teams)

05-30-2016, 02:29 PM
Congrats Coach Machtolf, staff & players. Good Luck!

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05-30-2016, 02:55 PM
GU will hit the ball just fine. The critical factor will be whether they can get more than just Brandon Bailey and Brandon Morgan to pitch well, especially if they make it to a third game. #3 starter has been a huge question mark all season. Plus decent middle relief and closers absolutely have to pitch up to all their maximum ability.

05-31-2016, 08:01 PM
Fort Worth Regional Baseball Tournament Breakdown (http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/13243)

2016 NCAA Baseball Team Capsules and Regional Overviews & Breakdowns (http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/baseball/world-series)

05-31-2016, 08:08 PM
D1Baseball: Staff Roundtable - Analyzing The Field (http://www.d1baseball.com/postseason/staff-roundtable-analyzing-field/)

Baseball America: Top 25 Chat (Gonzaga mention) (http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/top-25-chat-6/#yH0JSmKR0hbsCfEV.97)

06-01-2016, 12:36 PM
Thanks Terp.

06-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Gonzaga's 2016 NCAA Baseball Tournament Central (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/ncaa-2016-central.html)

06-02-2016, 01:01 PM
Back in Texas! Zags Begin NCAA Regional Friday

Gonzaga baseball is in Fort Worth for the second time this season

June 2, 2016

TCU Notes | Arizona State Notes (http://www.thesundevils.com/pdf9/4862306.pdf) | Gonzaga Notes (http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/gonz/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2015-16/release/release_20160602aaa.pdf) | Oral Roberts Notes (http://www.oruathletics.com/sports/bsb/2015-16/releases/20160529j5idc0)

NCAA Baseball Championship
Gonzaga at Fort Worth Regional

June 3-6 | Fort Worth, Texas | Lupton Stadium

Friday, June 3 vs. No. 2 Arizona State 12:00 p.m. Pacific Live Stats (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/gonz-m-basebl-sched.html) Live Video (http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index) Radio: 1510 AM KGA


•The Bulldogs are making their first NCAA Regionals appearance since 2009 and second in the current Super Regionals format. In all, Gonzaga has reached NCAA play nine times with the first seven coming between 1971 and 1981. They received the program’s first at-large bid on Monday; Gonzaga picked up the West Coast Conference’s automatic qualifier in 2009 due to their win over Loyola Marymount in the WCC Series...


•Gonzaga is 8-16 overall in NCAA Regionals/Districts play, most recently going 1-2 at the Fullerton Regional in 2009. As a No. 3 seed, the Zags beat No. 2 Georgia Southern in the opening game but lost the next two
•The Zags’ first-ever NCAA appearance was at the district series in 1971, where they took on BYU in Provo, Utah. Gonzaga won the first game of that three-game series but the Cougars won the next two for the series win. They also reached Districts in 1973 and 1974 before making four Regionals from 1976 to 1981...


•Counting Friday’s game, the Zags and Sun Devils will have played each other in each of the past five seasons (since 2012). Gonzaga is 0-5-1 during that stretch, losing 5-2 last year in a single game at Phoenix in ASU’s Phoenix Muni Classic. In 2013, the two teams tied at 6-6 due to a travel curfew. Overall, Gonzaga is 2-16-1 against Arizona State, last beating the Sun Devils in 2006. That was a 9-1 win in Surprise, Ariz.
•Six of Gonzaga’s typical hitters have played against the Sun Devils before as OF Sam Brown, OF Tyler Frost, and IF Justin Jacobs are each hitting .500 (2x4) against ASU. Frost’s first career home run came against the Sun Devils.
•Three pitchers have taken the bump against Arizona State, including Friday starter Brandon Bailey. As a freshman in 2014, Bailey faced the Sun Devils in his third career start, allowing four runs in six innings of work, suffering the loss. Two other Zags - RHP Gage Burland and RHP Eli Morgan - pitched scoreless innings in relief against ASU last season...

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060216aaa.html)

06-03-2016, 02:01 PM
Go Zags!!

06-03-2016, 05:29 PM
Go Zags!!


Stout Pitching, Early Runs Push Zags to NCAA-opening Win

Five runs in first three innings leads to 5-1 victory

June 3, 2016

Box Score (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2015-2016/gon55.html)

FORT WORTH, Texas--The Gonzaga University baseball team jumped out to an early lead and rode Brandon Bailey's right arm to a 5-1 win over Arizona State on Friday afternoon to open the NCAA's Fort Worth Regional.

The Zags scored all five runs in the first three innings, and Bailey kept the Sun Devil offense at bay. Bailey threw 7.0 innings, giving up just one earned run on five hits, while striking out five and walking just one. Sam Hellinger finished off the final 2.0 innings without allowing a run and giving up just one hit.

Taylor Jones, Jeff Bohling and Nick Brooks notched two hits apiece on the day with Jones picking up a pair of runs batted in and Bohling and Brooks plating one run each.

The designated visiting team, Gonzaga wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard. Bohling gave the Zags a one-out base runner in the first with an infield single, and he scored when Jones doubled off the wall in left center. Two batters later, Jones scored on a ground ball from Justin Jacobs for a two-run GU advantage.

After Bailey retired the side in order in the bottom of the frame, the Zags added on a pair of runs in the second, doing so on four straight singles. Bohling and Jones posted the key hits with both bringing in a run, Bohling plating Jace VanDeBrake and Jones scoring Sam Brown.

Gonzaga's fifth run came in the third when Brooks hit a double to left center, allowing shortstop Dustin Breshears to come home. Breshears drew a one-out walk for the Zags' first base runner in the frame...

Regional Update:

With the win, the Zags (36-19) advanced into the winner's bracket and will face the winner of tonight's TCU/Oral Roberts matchup. That winner's bracket matchup will take place at 4:30 p.m. Pacific (6:30 p.m. Central). Arizona State drops into the loser's bracket, and will face the loser of Friday night's game on Saturday, June 4, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (11:00 a.m. Central)...

Next Up:

The Zags will return to playoff action Saturday, June 4, when they play either TCU or Oral Roberts, depending on the outcome of Friday's late game in Fort Worth. That contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. Pacific (6:30 p.m. Central) at Lupton Stadium. Links for live stats and video may be found on the Gonzaga baseball schedule page of www.GoZags.com.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/060316aab.html)

06-03-2016, 08:20 PM
TCU shuts out Oral Roberts Univ. 7-0...

TCU will play Gonzaga on Saturday at 4:30 pm PT...

06-03-2016, 08:28 PM
Thanks Terp.....Joey August must be proud...

06-04-2016, 11:52 AM
Arizona State defeats Oral Roberts 4-1 earlier on Saturday to stay alive in the Fort Worth Regional...

NCAA Division I Baseball Regional Links (http://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/gametool/brackets/baseball_d1_2016_regional_brackets.pdf)

06-04-2016, 03:18 PM
The Midshipmen sink the Gaels 8-5 in 13 innings...

St. Mary's is eliminated from the Raleigh Regionals...

#1 seed Mississippi is eliminated from their own Oxford Regional...

Ole Miss lost both to #4 seed Utah 6-5 and to #2 seed Tulane 6-5...

06-04-2016, 04:18 PM
Gonzaga trails TCU 1-0 after 2 complete innings...

TCU threatening again in the top of the 3rd...

06-04-2016, 04:35 PM
TCU leads 2-0 after 3 complete innings...

Zags still looking for their 1st base hit...

06-04-2016, 04:52 PM
After 4 complete innings, Zags trail the Horned Frogs 2-0...

Gonzaga's Eli Morgan has 7 strike outs after 4 innings...

06-04-2016, 05:23 PM
In the 6th inning, Gonzaga's Jeff Bohling hits a 3 run home run...

Zags lead TCU 3-2 still in the bottom of the 6th inning...

06-04-2016, 05:33 PM
Gonzaga leads 3-2 heading into the top of the 7th...

Zags' Eli Morgan with nearly 100 pitches in the game...

06-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Another double play by the Zags to end the top of the 7th inning...

06-04-2016, 05:42 PM
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Zags get a runner to 2nd base with only 1 out but could not score...

After 7 complete innings, Gonzaga leads TCU 3-2...

06-04-2016, 05:57 PM
TCU scores 2 runs with 2 out in the top of the 8th inning and
take the lead 4-3...

Eli Morgan has thrown 125 pitches tonight and is now replaced
by Wyatt Mills...

06-04-2016, 06:05 PM
Zags do not score in their half of the 8th inning...

Gonzaga trails TCU 4-3 heading into the 9th inning...

06-04-2016, 06:14 PM
TCU has runners on 1st and 2nd with only 1 out...

06-04-2016, 06:16 PM
A wild pitch advance the runners up one base...

06-04-2016, 06:18 PM
Zags get out of the inning with a strike out and a ground out...

TCU leads Gonzaga heading into the bottom of the 9th inning...

06-04-2016, 06:30 PM
After getting a base runner with 1 out, Zags ground into a double play to end the game...

TCU defeats Gonzaga 4-3...

The Horned Frogs out hit the Zags 11 ot 7 this evening...

TCU was 4 for 10 with RISP while the Zags were only 1 for 4 with RISP...

Gonzaga will play Arizona State tomorrow in an elimination game...

06-04-2016, 06:44 PM
Gonzaga vs. TCU Final Game Stats (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=132923&a=1)

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06-04-2016, 07:24 PM
The game 3 starter after Bailey and Morgan has been an adventure all season. GU desperately needs a good outing by whomever is tapped to start against ASU Sunday. If they get past ASU, Heaven only knows who they could pitch for Game 4. Maybe pitch Bailey again if they get to a Game 5 Monday?

06-04-2016, 08:40 PM
Zags Edged by TCU, Face Elimination on Sunday

Horned Frogs come back to beat GU 4-3; Zags drop into loser's bracket

June 4, 2016

Box Score (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2015-2016/gon56.html)

FORT WORTH, Texas--The Gonzaga University baseball team dropped down into the loser's bracket Saturday after a narrow 4-3 loss to No. 1 seed and host TCU at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth.

The third-seeded Zags got a gritty performance from starter Eli Morgan, who tossed 7.2 innings and struck out eight batters. He allowed nine hits on the game, but four of them came in the eighth inning when TCU re-took the lead on a two-RBI single from Elliott Barzilli. The Horned Frogs' third baseman saw the bases loaded with two outs and hit a blooper into right center field, allowing two runs to score. Gonzaga closer Wyatt Mills then entered the game and ended the jam with a ground ball to Bohling at third...

Regional Update:

Gonzaga (36-20) will play No. 2 seed Arizona State in Sunday's elimination game after ASU opened the day in Fort Worth with a 4-1 win over No. 4 Oral Roberts, eliminating the Golden Eagles. That elimination game between GU and ASU will begin at 12:00 p.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Central) on Sunday, June 5. The winner of that game will meet TCU later that day for the regional championship game.

If the Horned Frogs win that championship game, they advance onto the super regionals. If TCU loses, the two championship clubs will meet once more on Monday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific (3:00 p.m. Central)...

Next Up:

The Zags (36-20) will once again face Arizona State during the Fort Worth Regional, this time in an elimination game. That contest will begin at 12:00 p.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Central) on Sunday, June 5, again at Lupton Stadium. Gonzaga beat the Sun Devils to open the Regional 5-1.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/060416aaa.html)

06-05-2016, 08:07 AM
Gonzaga vs. Arizona State:


SUN., JUNE 5: RHP Hunter Wells (3-3, 5.16) vs. LHP Zach Dixon (1-1, 3.32)

06-05-2016, 11:21 AM
After 1 complete inning, Gonzaga leads Arizona State 1-0 on a RBI double by Tyler Frost...

06-05-2016, 11:41 AM
Zags got 2 runners on base on back to back walks but could not score...

After 2 complete innings, Gonzaga still leads 1-0...

The ASU pitcher Zach Dixon has thrown 50 pitches in his 2 innings of work...

06-05-2016, 11:47 AM
Gonzaga's Hunter Wells has only 1 batter over the minimum through 3 innings...

Wells has given up only 1 hit so far and has only thrown 34 pitches...

Zags lead 1-0 heading into the bottom of the 3rd...

06-05-2016, 11:51 AM
Zags lead ASU 1-0 after 3 complete innings...

06-05-2016, 12:07 PM
ASU scores on Wells' second wild pitch of the 4th inning...

ASU now leads 3-1 after a Gonzaga throwing error...

Wells having trouble finding the strike zone...

06-05-2016, 12:08 PM
Zags finally get out of the 4th inning, but now trail ASU 3-1...

06-05-2016, 12:10 PM
Hunter Wells now up to 62 pitches through 4 innings...

06-05-2016, 12:15 PM
Zags go down in order...

ASU leads Gonzaga 3-1 after 4 complete innings...

06-05-2016, 12:27 PM
In the top of the 5th, after two were out, ASU gets a single and then a RBI double to
take a 4-1 lead...

Hunter Wells now at 82 pitches...

06-05-2016, 12:33 PM
Zags go down in order again...

ASU leads 4-1 after 5 complete innings...

06-05-2016, 12:42 PM
ASU goes down in order...

Gonzaga's Hunter Wells now up to 95 (60 strikes) thrown...

06-05-2016, 12:48 PM
Zags go down in order once again...

Zags have not had a base runner since the 3rd inning...

Gonzaga trails 4-1 after 6 complete innings...

06-05-2016, 12:54 PM
Three #1 seeds & Regional hosts (Vanderbilt, Mississippi and Virginia) have been
eliminated from the regionals so far...

Vanderbilt's elimination is understandable considering they lost freshman pitcher Donny Everett
to a drowning last Thursday just before their Nashville Regional began on Friday...

06-05-2016, 12:59 PM
ASU leaves 2 runners on base but did not score in their half
of the 7th inning...

Hunter Wells is up to 111 pitches thrown today and he has 8 strike outs...

06-05-2016, 01:03 PM
Zags get a base hit single but the next batter grounds into a double play...

After 7 complete innings, ASU leads Gonzaga 4-1...

06-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Hunter Wells still pitching for Gonzaga in the top of the 8th inning...

06-05-2016, 01:11 PM
ASU goes down in order...

Zags trail 4-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning...

06-05-2016, 01:15 PM
Gonzaga now with runners on 1st and 3rd with only 1 out...

06-05-2016, 01:16 PM
Zags score 1 run on a fielders choice...

Gonzaga with a runner on 1st with 2 outs...

06-05-2016, 01:20 PM
Gonzaga's Taylor Jones with a double scoring Jeff Bohling...still only 2 out...

Zags cut the ASU lead to 4-3...

06-05-2016, 01:22 PM
Gonzaga's Tyler Frost is out on a diving catch to center field...

ASU leads Gonzaga 4-3 going into the 9th inning...

06-05-2016, 01:25 PM
Sam Hellinger now pitching for Gonzaga in relief...

Hunter Wells finished with 9 strike outs and gave up 6 hits...He threw 122 pitches this afternoon...

06-05-2016, 01:26 PM
In the top of the 9th, ASU gets a run back on a home run...ugh

06-05-2016, 01:31 PM
ASU then gets back to back singles...

Runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs...

Wyatt Mills now comes in to pitch for Gonzaga...

06-05-2016, 01:33 PM
ASU with bases loaded and only 1 out...

06-05-2016, 01:37 PM
ASU scores 1 run on a sac fly to left...

ASU then grounds out to end the top of the 9th inning...

ASU leads Gonzaga 6-3 going into the bottom of the 9th inning...

06-05-2016, 01:48 PM
Zags go down in order...

ASU defeats Gonzaga 6-3...Zags are eliminated in the Fort Worth Regional...

Gonzaga finishes their season 36-21...

06-05-2016, 02:05 PM
Gonzaga vs. Arizona State Game Stats (http://www.gozags.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mbasebl.html?event=1498863&school=gonz&sport=mbasebl&camefrom=&startschool=&)

06-05-2016, 02:05 PM
NCAA Division I Baseball Regional Links (http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/baseball/d1/2016)

06-05-2016, 05:29 PM
Zags' Season Ends at NCAA Regionals

Rally falls short as GU loses 6-3 to Arizona State

June 5, 2016

Box Score (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2015-2016/gon57.html)

FORT WORTH, Texas--Despite battling back with an eighth inning rally, the Gonzaga University baseball team saw its season end Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to Arizona State at the NCAA Baseball Championships' Fort Worth Regional.

The Zags scored twice in the eighth inning to pull within one, but the Sun Devils countered with two of their own in the top of the ninth to end Gonzaga's rally. Nick Brooks led off the bottom half of the eighth with a single, and Sam Brown reached with a base knock for two runners on with one out. Jeff Bohling then drove in Brooks on a ground ball fielder's choice, and Taylor Jones ripped another double -- his third of the Regional -- to score Brown.

Arizona State got those runs back in the top of the ninth when Sam Hellinger came on in relief of starter Hunter Wells, who kept the Zags in the game with an eight-inning, four-run outing. The Sun Devils saw three hits to lead off the ninth, including a solo home run, and brought in one more score with a sacrifice fly off Wyatt Mills. That put the score at 6-3, the game's final...

Bulldog Bites:

•With two more doubles, the Zags broke the program's single-season record of 129, set in 2010. Jones' RBI two-bagger was the record setter, giving Gonzaga 130 on the year. Jones also tied the school record with 27 doubles, putting him even with Tyson Van Winkle. Bohling is second with 23, and three others have double-digit two-baggers. In all, 13 different players doubled for Gonzaga in 2016.
•Wells also pitched a career high 8.0 innings Sunday, bettering his previous best by two entire innings. Gonzaga's starting pitchers handled the vast majority of the workload in Fort Worth with each one pitching at least 7.0 innings: Brandon Bailey threw 7.0 on June 3 against Arizona State while Eli Morgan tossed 7.2 on June 4. In all, starters threw 22.2 of the Zags' 27.0 innings in the Regional.
•Brooks went 1-for-2 on the day with a walk and a run scored Sunday. The redshirt sophomore led GU with a .444 batting average and .500 on base percentage at the Fort Worth Regional, capping off a solid second year of play. Bohling, meanwhile, led the squad with four runs scored and five RBIs in Fort Worth, while Brooks, Bohling, and Jones collected four hits apiece...

Season Wrap Up:

With the loss, Gonzaga's 2016 season comes to an end. The Zags finish with a record of 36-21, the program's most wins since 2009, and they earned their first ever at-large berth to the NCAA Baseball Championships after claiming a share of the WCC regular season title, the third in Gonzaga history. They also ended the regular season with 23 road wins, tied for second-most in the country.

Four seniors saw their final collegiate game Sunday: Jones, Dustin Breshears, Joey Harris, and Jimmy Sinatro.

Gonzaga Article Link

06-05-2016, 07:29 PM
TCU advances with an 8-1 win vs ASU.

TCU beats ORU & ASU by 7. They beat the Zags by 1.

06-09-2016, 07:36 AM
NCAA Super Regionals Set (http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/baseball/d1/2016)

Eight Super Regional hosts announced for 2016 Division I Baseball Championship (http://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2016-06-07/eight-super-regional-hosts-announced-2016-division-i-baseball)

06-14-2016, 08:24 PM
College World Series: 5 things you should know about each team (http://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2016-06-14/college-world-series-5-things-you-should-know-about-each-team)