Baseball Faces Pacific at Home for Three-Gamer

Gonzaga looking to move up WCC standings


Gonzaga (12-13, 5-4) vs Pacific (15-14, 3-6)
April 5-6-7 | Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field | Spokane, Wash.
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PROBABLES
Game 1 | 6 p.m. : Pacific LHP Ricky Reynoso (1-2, 3.69) vs. Gonzaga LHP Mason Wells (0-1, 3.58)
Game 2 | 6 p.m. : Pacifc RHP Hayden Pearce (1-0, 1.80) vs. Gonzaga RHP Daniel Naughton (0-0, 3.60)
Game 3 | 12 p.m. : Pacific RHP Ryan Shreve (3-1, 2.40) vs. Gonzaga LHP Mac Lardner (1-3, 10.53)

GU Battles at WSU
- Gonzaga entered the seventh inning down 9-1 at Washington State on Tuesday, but scored six runs in the inning to pull within two at 9-7.
- GU scored two more in the eighth and one in the ninth, but WSU took the 12-10 win.

Pac-12 Foes Aplenty
- Washington State was the fourth of 10 Pac-12 opponents this season, and GU is 2-1 so far.
- 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 his a three-run homer with the Zags down 2-1 in the sixth to put them ahead for good.
- Last week, 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.

Zags Walk Off to Series Win
- Gonzaga went 2-1 in a home series with San Diego, grabbing the finale with a three-run walk-off homer by Daniel Fredrickson with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday.
- On Friday, Gonzaga scored two in the eighth to tie the score, but USD won with two runs in the 12th inning.
- The Zag offense broke out with a 15-3 victory on Saturday, led by four hits and five RBI from Guthrie Morrison.
- Then on Sunday, Fredrickson's homer propelled GU to a win after USD had hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth to take a 9-6 lead. In the home half, GU scored two runs to put it at 9-8 with two outs and a pair of runners aboard for Fredrickson, who deposited his first homer since 2017 over the right field fence.
- Six Zags hit .300 or better in the series, led by Fredrickson's .444 (4-for-9) and Morrison's .429 (6-for-14) and both players had five RBI in three games...

Harris Breaks Out
- JuCo transfer 3B Brett Harris had eight hits (.444) across four games with at least one hit in each last week.
- Harris' biggest game came in the series finale against San Diego with two doubles, four RBI and two walks. He got the Gonzaga rally started in the ninth inning with the team down by three when he ripped a two-run double to left, and GU went on to win in walk-off fashion.
- He also had a 3-for-4 day in GU's midweek win over Washington with a double, RBI and run scored.
- Harris had one hit against San Diego on Friday, then had two and a run scored in a 15-3 win on Saturday.

#ErnieRake
- Sophomore SS Ernie Yake is Gonzaga's best, leading the team with 31 hits and a .316 batting average.
- Yake has struck out just three times in 98 at-bats, which leads the nation at once every 32.7 at-bats.
- He also leads the team with a .385 on-base percentage and is second with eight doubles.

Team Notes
- Gonzaga has played in four extra inning games this season and is 3-1 overall.
- Gonzaga is 3-2 in the last five games, and after starting the year 2-6, has gone 10-7 since.
- GU is 3-1 at home and 8-9 in true road games.
- Gonzaga has 54 doubles to just 34 for opponents, but has 12 total homers compared to 30 for opponents.
- Gonzaga is also good at taking pitches, getting HBPs 36 times in 25 games.
- GU has also struck out 31 less times than their opponents in total on the year - 184-153...

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