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    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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    Friday Baseball Cancelled, Moved to Saturday

    GU-Pacific will play Saturday doubleheader, starting at Noon


    SPOKANE, Wash. — Friday night's Gonzaga baseball game against Pacific is cancelled due to expected weather in the Spokane area.

    The Zags and Tigers will play a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at Noon, with a 40-minute break between games.

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    Gonzaga defeats Pacific 9-7 this afternoon in the 1st game of the doubleheader...

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    Pacific shuts out Gonzaga 6-0 in the 2nd game of the doubleheader...

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    Baseball Splits DH with Pacific

    GU won Game 1 9-7, but fell 6-0 in Game 2


    SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball split a doubleheader with Pacific on Saturday at Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field. Rain on Friday night forced the doubleheader on Saturday.

    Gonzaga moved to 13-14 overall and 6-5 in West Coast Conference action, while Pacific now has a 16-15 overall record and 4-7 mark in the league.

    Game 1: Gonzaga 9, Pacific 7
    Gonzaga jumped out to a 4-2 lead and then posted four runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-2 lead. That was short-lived, however, as Pacific posted five runs of their own in the fifth inning to pull back within one.

    The Zags pitching staff was excellent the rest of the game on the way to a 9-7 victory.

    Troy Johnston led the offense with three hits, two runs and an RBI, while Guthrie Morrison and Austin Pinorini each had two hits. Pinorini scored three times, Brett Harris had three RBI, and Nick Nyquist had two RBI and two stolen bases.

    Harris got the scoring started for Gonzaga with a three-run homer, his first as a Zag, in the first inning. The Zags added one in the third with an RBI double from Nyquist.

    Then in the fourth, Gonzaga's offense really got rolling with seven straight batters reaching base, including three straight doubles as part of a five-hit inning.

    After Pacific got five runs in the fifth inning, Gonzaga's Michael Spellacy and Alek Jacob through a combined 4.0 shutout innings with just one hit. Jacob picked up his sixth save of the season.

    Game 2: Pacific 6, Gonzaga 0
    Pacific jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and then kept the Gonzaga bats at bay in holding the shutout. GU managed just four hits in the 6-0 loss.

    Nick Nyquist reached base three times with a hit and a pair of walks.

    On the mound, starter Daniel Naughton went 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Nick Trogrlic-Iverson pitched the next 4.0 innings and gave up just one run on two hits with a strikeout.

    Pacific added a single run in the eighth and two in the top of the ninth to put Gonzaga in a big hole entering the final frame.

    The Zags and Tigers will wrap up the series in Spokane on Sunday at Noon. Links to live coverage will be available at GoZags.com.

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    Lardner Throws Gem to Lead Baseball to 3-0 Win

    Starter Mac Lardner threw 7.0, Jacob picked up seventh save


    Gonzaga 3 - Pacific 0 Final Box Score Link

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball got seven shutout innings from starter Mac Lardner and manufactured just enough offense in a 3-0 win to take the series against Pacific on Sunday in Spokane, Wash.

    "To have a pitcher come out and shut them out like Mac did is huge," head coach Mark Machtolf said. "He did an outstanding job, and we really needed it today. We thought Alek Jacob was really good this weekend, too."

    Lardner allowed just four hits, struck out three and walked just one in a combined shutout with closer Alek Jacob. Jacob threw the final 2.0 innings to get his seventh save of the season and help Gonzaga improve to 14-14 overall and 7-5 in the West Coast Conference. The loss dropped Pacific to 16-16, 4-8.

    "I'm starting to feel good, and it's good to be feeling good," Lardner said. "Sundays are a big game; you're either winning a series or losing a series. I just tried to set the tone early and ride it out. "

    The Zags manufactured their offense in a variety of ways on Sunday, getting two runs in the second and one more in the sixth. Mason Marenco and Guthrie Morrison had two hits apiece.

    In the second inning, Marenco led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Daniel Fredrickson and then scored on a double by Nick Nyquist for the first run. Nyquist then stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jack Machtolf to make it 2-0.

    In the sixth, GU added one more on a sacrifice fly by Austin Pinorini after Morrison started the inning with a double and moved to third on flyout by Troy Johnston.

    Gonzaga will be back on the road for a three-game series at Portland starting on Friday. Links to live coverage will be available at GoZags.com.

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