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    Baseball Home Opener vs. UW Tuesday

    Gonzaga comes home after 20 straight outside of Spokane

    Gonzaga (9-11) vs. Washington (14-5)
    March 26 | Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field | Spokane, Wash.


    RHP Daniel Naughton vs. LHP Jack DeCooman
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    Gonzaga vs. UW Series Changed to One Game Tuesday
    - Gonzaga and UW moved the originally scheduled two-game series to just one game Tuesday night at 6 p.m., removing the Wednesday game from the teams' schedules.

    Series Salvaged
    - Gonzaga found itself down two games in the three-game set at Pepperdine and down 2-1, three outs away from being swept on Sunday. But, the Zags scored two runs and slammed the door to beat Pepperdine 3-2.
    - Alek Jacob was named the WCC Pitcher of the Week for his work in the Sunday victory. He entered the game in relief with no outs in the second inning, and proceeded to pitch the next 8.0 innings scoreless, allowing just two hits and striking out six while walking just two batters in the win. In the outing, held opposing hitters to just a .091 batting average. Gonzaga won the game with a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning by Troy Johnston.
    - For the series, Johnston hit .385 (5-for-13) with a team-high three RBI and one double.

    Zags Go 2-1 to Open WCC
    - Gonzaga started the West Coast Conference season with a pair of wins in a three-game set at BYU. In series originally scheduled for Spokane, but moved due to late winter weather, Gonzaga still found a way to win the bookends by similar scores of 4-2.
    - Gonzaga closer Alek Jacob had an outstanding week out of the bullpen, pitching in all three of Gonzaga's wins as the Zags went 3-1 on the road. He collected two saves and one win, pitching 8.0 total innings, allowing zero earned runs (1 unearned) and just three hits, while striking out 10.
    - Ernie Yake hit .474 (9-for-19) with six extra-base hits (5 2B, 1 3B) to help Gonzaga go 3-1 in four road games. On Thursday in the WCC opener at BYU, Yake tied the score in the fifth with an RBI, then knocked home a pair of runs with a double in the 11th inning to break a two-all tie and propel GU to the win.
    - Yake led off three of the four games this week with an extra-base hit...

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    Baseball Takes Down Washington, 5-4

    Yake’s 3-for-5 day and go –ahead RBI in the 8th propel Zags to win


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    SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball used some timely hitting and answered each Washington rally on the way to a 5-4 win on Tuesday night at Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field.

    Ernie Yake came up with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to break a four-all tie, and Michael Spellacy came on in the ninth to close it out. Yake went 3-for-5 with with two runs, and knocked home Brett Harris in the eighth, who also had three hits in the game.

    "This was a good midweek quality win against a quality UW team," head coach Mark Machtolf said. "We battled through some sloppy play in the fifth, but showed some good team toughness to dig out a win."

    Freshman Daniel Naughton got the start on the mound, and in his first collegiate action, threw 2.0 perfect innings with two strikeouts. Michael Spellacy got the save with a perfect ninth, his first of the season.

    Nick Nyquist also had two RBI and scored twice for the Zags offense.

    Gonzaga jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a run in the first and two more in the second. Nyquist started the scoring with a sac fly in the first and an RBI single in the third. Pinorini then followed up in the third with an RBI double.

    After a scoreless first four innings for the Huskies, it was a Gonzaga error with two outs that kept the inning alive and loaded the bases. The next ball in play was lost in the lights by the right fielder and all three runs scored to tie the game.

    Brett Harris then gave the lead back to Gonzaga in the sixth with an RBI single.

    The Huskies answered with a run in the top of the eighth to tie the score at 4-4 before Yake came through for Gonzaga with a single to the first baseman's left that scored Harris from third.

    Gonzaga will be back at home for the weekend with a series against San Diego beginning Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised locally on SWX with links to live coverage available on GoZags.com.

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