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    I think the Zags have at least clinched a tie for the WCC regular season championship with today's victory over Santa Clara...

    A victory by Gonzaga tomorrow will clinch the WCC regular season championship.

    Go Zags!!!

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    Zags Clinch 2013 WCC Regular-Season Title; Down Santa Clara

    SPOKANE, Wash. The quest to stand atop the West Coast Conference was fulfilled Saturday as Gonzaga University baseball clinched the WCC regular-season title with a 6-1 victory over Santa Clara University at Stephen Schott Stadium. The landmark moment marks the second WCC regular-season title in program history with the last coming in 2009.

    The win also gives the Bulldogs (30-14-1, 17-6 WCC) the No. 1 seed at the WCC Championship Tournament held at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif., May 23-25. The top four teams in the final WCC standings earn a berth to the tournament for the neutral-site championship.

    The Broncos remain winless in league play and move to 10-34 overall, 0-20 WCC.

    The game was a 1-1 stalemate until the Bulldogs broke away in the fifth inning. With one out and the bases loaded, Mitchell Gunsolus connected for his seventh double of the year to drive in two Zags. The next batter, Caleb Wood, punished one over the left field wall for a three run homerun.

    Wood’s third homer of the season gave the Zags a 6-1 edge which was more than enough for starter Tyler Olson (9-2) who has won each of his last five starts.

    The Spokane, Wash., native gave up one run in the first inning on a three consecutive Bronco singles but quickly settled down. Olson paced the Zags by throwing seven innings of six hit ball. The lefty allowed just one earned run and lowered his team-best ERA to 2.17.

    Santa Clara did threaten in the bottom of the seventh. With one out, Broncos Stephen Takajashi (error) and Justin Viele (hit by pitch) reached. Olson then struck out Looney for his seventh punch out of the game before retiring Greg Harisis with a pop out to left field to end the inning.

    Mike Couch picked up the loss for Santa Clara. The Bulldogs had success against the right-handed pitcher who was responsible for all six runs in his eight innings.

    The Bulldogs pieced together 10 hits with two apiece from Wood, Gunsolus and Alex Bonczyk.

    Zach Abbruzza pitched in relief for the Bulldogs. He went 2.0 innings without surrendering a hit.

    Gonzaga will go for its third WCC series sweep Sunday against the Broncos. The two teams wrap up the three-game set at 1 p.m. at Schott Stadium.

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    Pitcher Arturo Reyes starting today for Gonzaga...

    Gonzaga leads Santa Clara 2-0 after 1 complete inning...

    The Zags scored their two runs on 2 singles by Gunsolus and LeBrun and a Bronco error.

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    In the top of the 2nd, the Zags scored 4 runs...the big blow was a 3 run home run by Cory LeBrun.

    Gonzaga leads 6-0 with Santa Clara now up in the bottom of the 2nd...

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    The Broncos did not score in their half of the 2nd...Gonzaga leads Santa Clara 6-0 after 2 complete innings...

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    Neither team scored in the 3rd inning...Gonzaga leads 6-0 after 3 complete innings...

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    After 4 complete innings, the Zags lead the Broncos 7-1...

    Gonzaga got out of a situation where the Broncos had the based loaded and only 1 out...but Santa Clara only scored 1 run before Gonzaga got out of the inning.

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    The Zags lead the Broncos 7-1 after 5 complete innings...

    Arturo Reyes still piching for the Zags...Reyes through 5 innings has given up only 3 hits, given up 1 base on balls and has struck out 6 Broncos.

    Gonzaga's Mitchell Gunsolus is 3 for 3 on the day with 2 runs scored...

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    After 6 complete innings, Gonzaga leads 7-1...

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    The Zags added 2 more runs and Gonzaga now leads 9-1 after 7 complete innings...

    The Zags managed to score their 2 runs on a double, a walk, a Bronco throwing error that allowed the batter to reach base and a run to score, a single that scored another run and then a walk which loaded the bases before the Broncos were able to get out of the inning...

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    In the bottom of the 8th inning, Gonzaga's Derek Callahan comes in in relief of Arturo Reyes...Callahan promptly walks two batters and then gives up a single to load the base for the Broncos...Callahan is out and Andrew Sopko is in in relief for the Zags.

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    Gonzaga's Sopko gets out of the inning with the Broncos scoring only 2 runs...

    Sopko got a strike out, a fielders choice unassisted out at 3rd with a runner scoring, a single scoring another run and then a infield pop out to second base.

    Gonzaga now leads 9-3 heading into the 9th inning.

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    Gonzaga defeats Santa Clara this afternoon 9-3.

    Arturo Reyes is the winning pitcher and increasing his record to 6-2 on the season.

    The Zags are now 31-14-1 overall on the season and the Zags complete their WCC regular season 18-6.

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    Bulldogs Wrap Up WCC Play And Sweep Santa Clara

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.A day after clinching the 2013 West Coast Conference regular-season title, the Gonzaga University baseball team completed its third WCC series sweep of the season with a 9-3 win over Santa Clara University at Stephen Schott Stadium Sunday. The game marks the last WCC series of the year for GU.

    The Bulldogs (31-14-1, 18-6 WCC) won seven of eight WCC series and will be the No. 1 seed at the 2013 WCC Championships in Stockton, Calif., May 23-25. The other three teams to join GU are yet to be determined with two more weeks of WCC games to still be played.

    The Zags have won nine straight over the Broncos (10-35, 0-21 WCC) dating back to 2010.

    The Bulldogs jumped on the Broncos in the first inning by pushing across two runs. Mitchell Gunsolus singled to open the game and advanced to second base on a Caleb Wood ground out. Cory LeBrun singled to right to put runners on the corners for cleanup hitter Marco Gonzales. An error from Santa Clara starter Powell Fansler allowed Gonzales to reach and on the play Gunsolus scored. LeBrun scored the next play on a Steven Halcomb sacrifice fly to right field.

    Junior Arturo Reyes (6-2) made his third start of the season and put forth a strong effort. The right-hander went seven innings allowing just one run. He scattered five hits and struck out seven Broncos.

    The Zags offense got Reyes more support in the second. After a bases loaded sacrifice fly from Wood, LeBrun connected for a three-run homerun giving the Zags a 6-0 lead. The homer to left field was LeBrun’s first in a Bulldog uniform and he now has a team-best 28 RBI on the season.

    Santa Clara got on the board in the fourth after GU scored another in the top of the inning on a Wood ground out. The Bronco run came with the bases loaded. Drew Ozanne grounded out to Reyes bringing home the run but Reyes ended the threat by striking out T.J. Braff.

    Santa Clara starter Powell Fansler picked up the loss. He lasted six innings allowing seven hits, seven runs (five earned) without a strikeout.

    The Bulldogs offense was not done by adding another two runs in the seventh. With two on and one out, Gonzales reached base on a nearly identical error that occurred in the second inning. A botched throw from pitcher Treadwell brought home a run. Steven Halcomb followed with a single to center field for the Zags ninth run of the game. Through seven, GU held a commanding 9-1 edge.

    Santa Clara made some noise in the eighth. With the bases loaded, reliever Andrew Sopko got Jose Vizcaino Jr. to strike out but a run scored on the next play on a fielder’s choice. A Bronco single to left scored another run but Spoko ended the rally with by getting a pop out to end the inning.

    Gonzaga has just six games remaining before the WCC Championship tournament. Next weekend the Zags will host Appalachian State University for a three-game set starting with a Saturday doubleheader. GU then closes out the season at University of Oregon for two games (May 14-15) and at Cal for one game May 20.
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    Saw the team walking through the Seattle airport on Sunday night. Everyone had on the WCC champs shirt and seemed pretty excited.

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