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05-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Baseball Hosts Lamar for Weekend, to UO Tuesday

Gonzaga will honor its 10 seniors on Sunday

Gonzaga (25-20) vs. Lamar (16-31)
May 10-12 | Spokane, Wash. | Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field
Live Video (https://wccsports.com/watch/?id=169826) | Live Stats (https://gozags.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary)

Friday, May 10 | 6 p.m.
Gonzaga RHP Nick Trogrlic-Iverson vs. Lamar LHP Noah Sills

Saturday, May 11 | 6 p.m.
Gonzaga LHP Mac Lardner vs. Lamar LHP Jason Blanchard

Sunday, May 12 | 3 p.m.
Gonzaga LHP Justin Blatner vs. Lamar LHP Grason Wright

Gonzaga (25-20) at Oregon (24-22)
May 14 | 6 p.m. | PK Park | Eugene, Ore.
Live Video (https://pac-12.com/live/pac-12-plus) | Live Stats (http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/statmonitr.php?gid=ore)

Zags Drop Three of Four
- Gonzaga played four games in four days, all at home, but were only able to get in the win column on Saturday against Saint Mary's, 12-3. The Gaels won the series 2 games to 1, and WSU earned a 9-5 win on Monday night.
- In the GU victory, Troy Johnston hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh and GU scored 10 combined runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away.
- Mac Lardner made the start and went 6.0-plus before Nick Trogrlic-Iverson and Alek Jacob completed 3.0 combined scoreless innings.

GU Takes Down No. 3 Oregon State
- Gonzaga took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning and never looked back, dropping the third-ranked Beavers, 6-3.
- Starter Nick Trogrlic-Iverson was fantastic, going 5.0 innings and allowing just one run on two hits.
- Michael Spellacy threw 2.1 scoreless innings and freshman Daniel Naughton struck out the side in the ninth.
- Troy Johnston continued his torried month, launching a two-run homer to pace the offense.

Jacob on NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
- Alek Jacob was one of 45 players nationally named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List.
- Starting out the year as a starter, but converting to the closer due to need, he has racked up eight saves, leads the team with six wins, and has 69 strikeouts in 66.1 innings pitched.
- Jacob is holding opposing hitters to a .197 batting average and has a 2.31 ERA on the year.
- In April, Jacob was even better, compiling a 0.83 ERA with three saves and a 3-0 record across seven appearances with one start. He struck out 24 in 21.2 innings and held hitters to a .162 batting average for the month.

Lardner Coming on Strong
- Gonzaga left-hander Mac Lardner has been impressive over his seven WCC starts. He's hasn't allowed more than three runs in any outing and has gone 4-0 with a 3.05 ERA across 44.1 innings.
- Lardner has pitched through the sixth in each of his last five starts and struck out at least eight in three of his last four outings.

Pac-12 Foes Aplenty
- Gonzaga is now 3-5 against the Pac-12 this season after defeating then-No. 3 Oregon State last week before dropping a game against Washington State.
- Earlier this season, Gonzaga won 5-3 on the road at Utah. In that game, the Zags got 4.1 innings from lefty starter Matthew Henckel (2 R, 7 H) and 4.2 innings from the bullpen (combined 1 R, 6 H), and Nick Nyquist hit a three-run homer with the Zags down 2-1 in the sixth to put them ahead for good.
- In March, Gonzaga took down last year's College World Series participant Washington in a single-game midweek contest, 5-4. The Zags got out to leads of 3-0 and 4-3, before breaking a four-all tie in the bottom of the eighth. Ernie Yake knocked home Brett Harris with a hard-hit ball to the first baseman's left for the deciding run. Michael Spellacy came out in the ninth and went 1-2-3 for his first career save.

Johnston, Nyquist, Morrison Tore Up April
- Gonzaga hit .318 as a team in 17 April games, bolstered by the combined batting averag of .402 from the trio of Troy Johnston, Nick Nyquist and Guthrie Morrison.
- Johnston is tied for first in the NCAA in doubles with 22, 13 of which came in the month of April.
- Johnston has raised his batting average 55 points since April 1st (.286 to .341) by hitting .417 in April.
- Nyquist raised his batting average 74 points (.237 to .311) by hitting .383 in the month.
- Nyquist has slugged .783 and reached base at a .479 clip for an April OPS of 1.262.
- Nyquist has hit six homers, four doubles, a triple, scored 19 runs and knocked in 26 RBI -- courtesy of two five-RBI games -- in April.
- Morrison raised his batting average 56 points (.281 to .337) by hitting .402 in April.
- Morrison has a team-best 33 hits in the month with eight doubles, eight RBI and 19 runs scored...

Gonzaga Article Link (https://gozags.com/news/2019/5/9/baseball-hosts-lamar-for-weekend-to-uo-tuesday.aspx)

05-10-2019, 09:03 PM
Gonzaga after initially leading 4-0 after 5th inning, the Zags come from behind to defeat Lamar 7-6...

Ernie Yake hit the game winning home run in the bottom of the 8th...


05-11-2019, 08:19 AM
Yake Homer Powers Baseball to 7-6 Win

Trogrlic-Iverson took a no-hitter into the sixth

Gonzaga 7 - Lamar 6 Final Box Score Link (Yake Homer Powers Baseball to 7-6 Win Trogrlic-Iverson took a no-hitter into the sixth)

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga hit three home runs on the night, including a go-ahead solo shot from Ernie Yake in the eighth inning to get the 7-6 win over Lamar on Friday night in Spokane, Wash.

The Zags (26-20) had a no-hitter going through the fifth from starter Nick Trogrlic-Iverson, but Lamar (16-32) battled its way back with a five-run sixth. GU then got the late homer from Yake to take the lead.

Trogrlic-Iverson pitched 6.0 innings, allowing five runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Alek Jacob came in to start the seventh and threw the final 3.0 innings, allowing just one run on four hits with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Gonzaga got two hits each from Yake and Troy Johnston, and two runs scored each from Guthrie Morrison and Mason Marenco.

"We liked the way Nick [Trogrlic-Iverson] came out tonight and threw strikes," associate coach Danny Evans said. "We want to get everybody feeling good, pitching well and staying healthy as we head into the rest of this weekend."

Gonzaga got things rolling with a pair of homers two players who entered the game with none on the season. In the first, Guthrie Morrison hit a solo home run in the first inning, and then Josh Bristyan added a two-run blast in the second to make it 3-0 Zags.

The Zags added one in the bottom of the fifth when Troy Johnston doubled and later scored on a wild pitch. Lamar responded in a big way in the very next frame.

With Trogrlic-Iverson spinning a no-hitter through five, the Cardinals got to him in the sixth with five runs on six hits to take a 5-4 lead.

The Zags immediately grabbed the lead back with two runs of their own. Johnston knocked home the first run with a single and Pinorini followed up with run-scoring double.

Gonzaga and Lamar will continue the three-game set on Saturday at 6 p.m. Links to live coverage will be available at GoZags.com.

Gonzaga Article Link (https://gozags.com/news/2019/5/10/yake-homer-powers-baseball-to-7-6-win.aspx)

05-11-2019, 09:01 PM
Gonzaga collects 16 hits and Zags defeat Lamar 16-0...

Mac Lardner goes 7 innings to get the win...Lardner gives up only 4 hits and strickes out 12...


05-12-2019, 07:46 AM
Baseball Rolls Up Lamar, 16-0

Lardner struck out 12 in 7.0 innings

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga baseball got on the bats early and often, and got a great start from Mac Lardner, in a 16-0 win over Lamar on Saturday night in Spokane, Wash.

Gonzaga starter Mac Lardner was just as good as the high-powered offense that was providing him run support. He went 7.0 innings and struck out 12 batters, allowing just four hits and no runs. On the offensive side, Ernie Yake had three hits and four others had two hits. Brett Harris went 2-for-4 with a homer run and four RBI, while Troy Johnston went 2-for-3 with a grand slam.

"I was impressed with the way we came out tonight, getting to their starter early," head coach Mark Machtolf said. "We had three or four two-out hits early and it just changed the complexion of the game from the start. I think we have a good, mature group that bounced back from last weekend and is getting us going."

Matthew Henckel pitched two perfect innings to complete the shutout with a pair of strikeouts.

Harris got the Zags rolling on offense right away, capping a three-run first with a two-RBI single and then blasting his third home run of the season to left to make it 4-0.

GU added three more in the fourth after loading the bases. The first run came home when Pinorini was hit by the pitch, the second on a walk by Nyquist, and the third on a sacrifice fly from Harris.

The Zags padded the big lead in the fifth with a grand slam from Johnston. The homer was his team-lead-tying ninth of the year. GU added four more in the seventh with a two-RBI single off the bat of Isaac Barrera and one in the eighth on an RBI single from Slade Heggen.

Gonzaga and Lamar will wrap up the series on Sunday at 3 p.m. GU will honor its 10 seniors in a pregame ceremony. Links to live coverage will be available at GoZags.com.

Gonzaga Article Link (https://gozags.com/news/2019/5/11/baseball-rolls-up-lamar-16-0.aspx)

05-12-2019, 07:31 PM

Seniors Lead Way in Senior Day 22-4 Win Over Lamar

GU’s 10 outgoing seniors combined for 16 hits and 7.1 innings pitched

Gonzaga 22 - Lamar 4 Final Box Score Link (https://gozags.com/boxscore.aspx?path=baseball&id=7008)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga baseball got a three-run homer from Jack Krauel and fantastic performances from the rest of its 10 seniors on Senior Day in a 22-4 series-sweeping win over Lamar on Sunday afternoon in Spokane, Wash.

The Zags (28-20) scored multiple runs in six of its eight trips to the plate and held Lamar (16-34) to just four runs on eight hits.

At the plate, Gonzaga's offense continued to roll, pounding out 22 hits with four players collecting at least three in the game. Senior Nick Nyquist had a team-high four hits. Ernie Yake and Daniel Fredrickson each had three hits and three RBI, while Jack Krauel knocked in a team-high four runs with his first-career home run. Austin Pinorini had three hits as well, while Slade Heggen had two.

Senior starter Justin Blatner pitched into the sixth, allowing just two runs (one earned) on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Fellow seniors Trent Schulte and Taylor Davis pitched the sixth and the eighth and didn't allow a hit.

"It's a special feeling for the seniors to go out like this at home, and for these guys, they are good players and have contributed in a lot of ways," head coach Mark Machtolf. "They have been an instrumental part of our program and our culture. I couldn't be happier for this group of guys."

Gonzaga also got some good fortune from the West Coast Conference, clinching a spot in the league tournament by virtue of Pepperdine's loss to Portland. The top four teams make the tournament, held in Stockton, Calif., on May 23-25.

The Zags got on the board in the first inning for the third straight game, putting up a five-spot in the opening frame. Pinorini knocked home the first run, followed by an RBI double from Fredrickson and a sacrifice fly from Krauel. Slade Heggen then made it 4-0 with a single and Yake capped the scoring with an RBI single of his own.

Yake then collected two more RBI in the third with a double to make it 7-1, and one inning later, brought home two more when he reached on an error by the first baseman for a 9-1 lead.

Gonzaga added one in the fifth and then got another five-spot in the sixth, capped off by Krauel's first career homer to make it 15-2.

After three more in the seventh, Gonzaga got a grand slam from Josh Bristyan in the eighth to cap the scoring.

GU travels to Oregon for its final non-conference game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Eugene, Ore. Links to live coverage will be available at GoZags.com.

Gonzaga Article Link (https://gozags.com/news/2019/5/12/baseball-seniors-lead-way-in-senior-day-22-4-win-over-lamar.aspx)

05-12-2019, 07:44 PM
Gonzaga Baseball@GonzagaBaseball 6 hours ago

Gonzaga Baseball is better because of these 10 seniors.

They've been through the battles, they've worked their tails off, and they're winners... on and off the field.

It's time to celebrate them and say "Thank You". #GDTBAZ #UnitedWeZag


Gonzaga Baseball Twitter Link (https://twitter.com/@GonzagaBaseball)

05-14-2019, 09:19 PM
Oregon defeats Gonzaga 10-3 on Tuesday evening...


05-15-2019, 06:12 AM
Baseball Falls 10-3 at Oregon

Pinorini reached base three times to lead GU

Oregon 10 - Gonzaga 3 Final Box Score Link (https://gozags.com/boxscore.aspx?path=baseball&id=7009)

EUGENE, Ore. — Gonzaga baseball suffered a 10-3 loss at Oregon on Tuesday night in Eugene, Ore.

After clawing back early, Gonzaga (28-21) wasn't able to overcome two errors that led to six total unearned runs for the Ducks (26-24).

Austin Pinorini had two hits, Nick Nyquist knocked two runs and Troy Johnson scored twice while hitting another double. His 26th double of the season brings him within one of the GU single season record of 27.

Gonzaga sent five pitchers to the mound in the game, getting a perfect eighth form Taylor Davis and just one run allowed by Daniel Naughton across 2.0 innings to highlight the staff.

Gonzaga went down 3-0 after three innings, but a two-run double from Nyquist in the fourth got the offense going momentarily.

Oregon added four unearned runs after a two-out GU error in the fifth to take a 7-2 lead.

The Zags answered with one in the sixth on a bases loaded walk by Brett Harris, but that's all they could get in the frame.

The Ducks came back with three more in the sixth, two unearned, to make it 10-3.

Gonzaga will wrap up its regular season with a three-game series at Loyola Marymount starting on Friday. Links to live coverage will be available at GoZags.com.

Gonzaga Article Link (https://gozags.com/news/2019/5/14/baseball-falls-10-3-at-oregon.aspx)