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03-18-2018, 02:27 PM
Baseball Hosts Pepperdine in Home, WCC Opener

GU played 16 straight games away from Spokane to start 2018 season

March 15, 2018

Gonzaga (9-7) vs. Pepperdine (8-9)
Washington Trust Field at Patterson Baseball Complex | Spokane, Wash.
Friday-Sunday, March 16-18

Live Stats
Game 1 Live Video
Game 2 Live Video
Game 3 Live Video (http://www.wccsports.com/gamecenter/m-basebl/gc-031818-gonz.html)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday @ 6 p.m. | (PEPP) RHP Wil Jensen (3-0, 0.62) vs. (GONZ) RHP Daniel Bies (2-1, 2.89)
Saturday @ 6 p.m. | (PEPP) RHP Christian Stoutland (3-0, 1.61) vs. (GONZ) RHP Alek Jakob (1-1, 3.33)
Sunday @ 12 p.m. | (PEPP) RHP Jonathan Pendergast (0-2, 4.02) vs. (GONZ) LHP Mac Lardner (1-1, 3.33)


- Gonzaga's two midweek road games featured a come-from-behind win by the home team with a big inning late. At Oregon, Gonzaga gave up six runs in the seventh to fall 6-3, and then one day later, gave up three in the seventh and one in the eighth to lost 6-4.
- Against the Ducks, starting pitcher Justin Blatner was solid for the Zags, going 6.0 innings, giving up just one run on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
- Jace VanDeBrake and Nick Nyquist paced the offense in the two games, going 3-for-6 each with VanDeBrake collecting two RBI and Nyquist scoring twice.
- Keaton Knueppel got his first start and went 3.0 innings without allowing a hit. The Seattle U Redhawks did manage two earned runs without the benefit of a hit, as Knueppel walked three, hit two batters and had a wild pitch. SU scored a run on a groundout and one on a sacrifice fly.


- The weekend series in Spokane between Gonzaga and Pepperdine will be each team's West Coast Conference opener, and will be GU's first game at home after starting the season with 16 straight road or neutral-site games.
- The Zags' original home opener was scheduled for March 2-4 against Milwaukee, but weather forced GU to move those games out of the area. They ended up in Sacramento with two games against Sac State and one against Milwaukee. The Panthers also played Sac State twice on the weekend. GU won all three games they played...

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/031518aab.html)

03-18-2018, 02:28 PM
Bies Deals Baseball to 1-0 Win over Pepperdine (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031618aaa.html)

03-18-2018, 02:29 PM
Baseball Falls Short to Pepperdine, 11-8 (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031718aaa.html)

03-18-2018, 02:32 PM
Gonzaga defeats Pepperdine 7-0 Final Stats Link (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=215074)

03-18-2018, 02:36 PM
Win the series. Good start to league season.

03-19-2018, 03:57 PM
Gonzaga Baseball Beats Pepperdine 7-0, Takes Series (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031818aaa.html)