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03-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Baseball Hits Road to Oregon, Seattle U

Gonzaga has won seven of its last eight games

March 12, 2018

Gonzaga Game Notes (http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/gonz/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2017-18/release/release_20180313aaa.pdf)

Gonzaga (9-5) at Oregon (11-4)

Eugene, Ore. | PK Park | Tuesday, March 13 | 6:00 p.m. PT
LHP Justin Blatner (0-0, 4.91) vs. RHP Brett Walker (0-0,0.00)
Live Video (http://pac-12.com/live/university-oregon) | Live Stats (http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/statmonitr.php?gid=ore)

Gonzaga (9-5) at Seattle U (9-7)

Seattle, Wash. | Bannerwood Ballpark | Wednesday, March 14 | 4:00 p.m. PT
Live Video (http://wacsports.com/watch/?Live=1833&path=seattle_uttp://) | Live Stats (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=203120)


- Gonzaga traveled to Rice and took three of four games from the Owls over the course of three days, with a doubleheader on Saturday of the Friday-Sunday series.
- Gonzaga won the first two games and the series final at Reckling Park in Houston.
- Branson Trube was an offensive machine in the series, going 10-for-18 (.556) with two doubles, a triple and a home run. He scored three times and knocked in seven runs. Gunnar Schubert was 8-for-16 (.500) and Ernie Yake had seven hits.
- Gonzaga hit .315 for the series as a team with 12 extra-base hits (7 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 3 HRs).
- On the mound, Daniel Bies and Mac Lardner each collected wins as starting pitchers, while Calvin LeBrun collected the third win out of the bullpen. Casey Legumina had saves in each of the first two wins of the series, both by a score of 7-5.


- Gonzaga and Seattle U will face off for the first time since Seattle U added the sport back to its schedule in 2010. The teams were supposed to place last April, but a rainout was not rescheduled.


- Gonzaga has won seven of its last eight games in large part to an offense that has been red-hot, hitting .331 as a team over the last seven. GU has 21 extra-base hits in those seven games, with five homers after hitting only two homers in the first seven games.
- 1B Jake Vieth continued his hot start to the season, reaching base at a .500 clip in the Rice series keeping his season OBP above the .500 mark at .508.
- Over the last seven games, CF Branson Trube has broken out in a huge way, going 16-for-30 (.533) in that span. At Rice, he went 10-for-18 (.556) with two doubles, a triple, a homer, three runs scored and seven RBI. He’s now hitting .370 on the year, second on the team.
- Trube has been even better this season with runners on base, going 14-for-32 (.438), including a .389 mark - 7-for-18 - with runners in scoring position.
- Gunnar Schubert kept his streaks alive, reaching base in all four games to make it 14 straight (all games) of getting on. He collected eight hits in the four-game series and moved his hit streak to eight games. He’s had a hit in 12 of GU’s 14 games.
- Schubert took over the team lead in batting average at .377.
- Schubert is also tied with Branson Trube for the team lead with seven multi-hit games this season. Ernie Yake and Vieth each have six on the year.
- Redshirt freshman 3B Ernie Yake broke out in a huge way to start the season, going 4-for-6 in his collegiate debut against Cal Poly on Feb. 16. That’s one of Gonzaga’s two four-hit games on the season, and one of six games in which Yake has multiple hits. He went 7-for-18 last weekend vs. Rice with four RBI.


- Gonzaga’s .982 fielding percentage is also second in the WCC and ranks 18th nationally.


- Mac Lardner had his best start of the season against perennial national power Rice, getting the win by going 7.0 innings of one-run ball and giving up seven hits while walking two and striking out one.
- Calvin LeBrun pitched 5.0 solid innings of relief in the four-game Rice series, striking out eight with zero walks, giving up just two runs and holding the Owls to a .211 batting average in his time on the mound.
- In the three-game sweep in Sacramento against Milwaukee and Sac State, the GU staff combined for a 2.00 ERA and struck out 29 batters against just three walks. They held opponents to just a .211 average on the weekend.
- RHP Daniel Bies broke a career-high for strikeouts for the second straight game and collected his first-career complete game in a 4-1 win over Milwaukee.
- Freshman RHP Alek Jacob struck out a team-high 11 over 7.0 innings against Sac State in the second half of a doubleheader following Bies’ complete-game performance.
- GU pitchers have held opponents to just a .240 batting average with two outs, including a .154 mark (2-for-13) from reliever Calvin LeBrun.
- The Gonzaga bullpen has collected five victories and five saves on the season. Casey Legumina has four of those saves, including two against Rice last weekend.
- The GU staff has a 3.42 ERA on the year and has combined for 114 strikeouts in 121.0 innings against just 45 walks.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/031218aaa.html)

03-12-2018, 09:07 PM
Back in the olden days....baseball was the go to game at Gonzaga....and Seattle U had the O'Brien twins ....... Gonzaga was good enough to play baseball in the PAC 10 ......the basketball team was good enough to beat Whitworth........ some of the time...

03-13-2018, 09:56 AM
Most of the time.

03-13-2018, 06:57 PM
Gonzaga leads Oregon 3-0 after 6 complete innings...

03-13-2018, 07:49 PM
After 7 complete innings, Oregon now leads Gonzaga 6-3...

Zags gave up 6 runs on 4 hits, 3 walks, 1 error and Oregon left 2 runners on base...3 of the Oregon runs were unearned...

03-13-2018, 08:06 PM
Oregon leads Gonzaga 6-3 going to the 9th inning...

03-13-2018, 08:31 PM
Oregon defeats Gonzaga tonight 6-3...

03-13-2018, 08:47 PM
Oregon 6 Gonzaga 3 Final Game Stats Link (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=206081)

03-13-2018, 09:49 PM
Baseball Suffers 6-3 Loss at Oregon

Blatner gives up one run in 6.0 innings

March 13, 2018

EUGENE, Ore. — Gonzaga baseball took a tough loss on the road at Oregon, 6-3, on Tuesday at PK Park in Eugene, Ore.
After GU jumped out to a 3-0 lead through the sixth, but Oregon notched a six-run seventh before holding the Zags scoreless.

Justin Blatner posted a solid start on the mound for the Zags, holding Oregon to one run on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks in 6.0-plus innings. He faced the opening batter in the seventh.

On offense, Branson Trube and Daniel Fredrickson had two hits apiece, while Gunnar Schubert had one hit that improved his on-base streak to all 15 games and his hit streak to nine games.

The Zags struck first in the top half of the first inning with a pair of runs for a 2-0 lead. Schubert and Jace VanDeBrake each notched RBI singles in the opening frame.

GU pushed the lead to 3-0 in the fourth with an RBI single off the bat of Nick Nyquist.

Meanwhile, Blatner posted zeroes on the mound through the sixth, but gave way to Taylor Davis after a walk to open the seventh. The Ducks then took advantage of a Zag error after scoring the first three runs in the inning to post three more unearned.

Gonzaga wraps up its season-opening 16-game roadtrip on Wednesday at Seattle U. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Bannerwood Ballpark.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031318aaa.html)

03-14-2018, 07:15 PM
Seattle U defeats Gonzaga 6-4 Final Stats Link (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=203120)

03-14-2018, 09:17 PM
Late Seattle U Rally Downs Baseball, 6-4

Four Zags collect two hits; Trube homers

March 14, 2018

SEATTLE — Gonzaga baseball took a two-run lead into the seventh, but wasn’t able to hold on against Seattle U on Wednesday night in Seattle, Wash.

The Zags started the game a 3-0 lead through three innings, and answered Seattle U’s two runs to push the lead back to 4-2 heading to the seventh. The Redhawks then scored three in the seventh and one more in the eighth for the final 6-4 score.

“That wasn’t the best effort tonight all around,” head coach Mark Machtolf said. “We need to have a great practice tomorrow and be ready to open conference play at home on Friday. We are excited to get out on our own field in front of our home crowd.”

On the mound for the Zags, starter Keaton Knueppel had an effective outing despite some free bases for the Redhawks. He didn’t allow a hit in his 3.0 innings pitched, but gave up two runs after runners reached on three walks and two hit-by pitches. Trent Schulte then worked 3.2 innings and gave up two runs on three hits with three strikeouts before Taylor Davis pitched the final 1.1 giving up two runs on four hits with one strikeout.

Four Zags had two hits each with Jake Vieth, Austin Pinorini, Nick Nyquist, and Jace VanDeBrake. Gunnar Schubert kept his offensive streaks alive collecting a hit to reach base for the 16th straight game and move his hit streak to 10 games.

GU got on the board with a run in each of the first three innings.

In the first, Branson Trube launched his team-leading third home run of the season over the left centerfield wall. Jace VanDeBrake then helped Nyquist score after getting in a rundown between first and second in the second inning. He then brought home a run with a sacrifice fly in the third.

Daniel Fredrickson capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

After 16 straight games away from Spokane, the Zags will play their home and West Coast Conference opener on Friday at 6 p.m. to begin a three-game series against Pepperdine.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031418aaa.html)