Zags Take Rubber Game vs. BYU - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Zags Take Rubber Game vs. BYU

Posted:
Gonzaga secured the series victory over BYU on Saturday. (Photo: Torrey Vail) Gonzaga secured the series victory over BYU on Saturday. (Photo: Torrey Vail)

by Gonzaga Athletics

PROVO, Utah – BYU walked in the tying and go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning, which allowed Gonzaga University baseball claim the weekend series over the Cougars 6-4 at Miller Park Saturday.

The Bulldogs have won six West Coast Conference series and sit at 20-25 overall, 15-9 WCC. The Cougars drop to 18-27, 8-13 in conference.

Gonzaga trailed 4-3 entering the eighth inning and rallied to load the bases with two outs for Mitchell Gunsolus. Cougar closer Brandon Kinser then walked Gunsolus on four consecutive pitches to tie up the ball game. Kinser’s control issues continued as he walked the next batter, Caleb Wood, to give the Zags the lead.

The Bulldogs added an insurance run in the top of the ninth on a pinch-hit single from Jeffrey Bohling, which scored Beau Bozett.

Left-handed reliever Will Abram (3-1) picked up the win after throwing three scoreless innings. He was the fourth Bulldog pitcher used in the game. Starter Andrew Sopko went 5.2 innings allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out four. Ben Brown faced one batter in his relief appearance in the sixth and David Bigelow recorded the final out in the inning.

The Zags were the first team on the board with a run in the top half of the third inning. Joey Harris and Gunsolus opened the inning with back-to-back singles, which brought Wood to the plate. Wood laid down a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Desmond Poulson but his throw to first base was off line allowing runners to advance and Harris to score.

All the BYU scoring happened in the bottom of the sixth. Brennon Urry, Brock Whitney and CJ Latham each had an RBI double in the frame. Sopko was chased in the inning for Brown and Bigelow who limited the damage.

Wood had two RBI in the game and Brock Slavin had two hits. Payden Cawley Lamb had an RBI but saw his 14-game hitting streak come to an end.

Gonzaga will play its final seven games in Spokane to close the year. UC Davis opens the homestand at Patterson Baseball Complex on May 9 at 6 p.m.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • EWU Football Adds Texas Tech Clash In 2017

    EWU Football Adds Texas Tech Clash In 2017

    Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin will forever remember his first trip to Lubbock, Texas, and now his Eagles will make a second trip to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017 in an announcement made jointly by the two schools...More >>
    Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin will forever remember his first trip to Lubbock, Texas, and now his Eagles will make a second trip to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017 in an announcement made jointly by the two schools...
    More >>
  • EWU Football Readies For Earliest Start In Program History

    EWU Football Readies For Earliest Start In Program History

    With the earliest game in school history comes the earliest practice start, as the Eastern Washington University football team begins practices for the 2014 season this Thursday, July 31, on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields in Cheney, Wash.More >>
    With the earliest game in school history comes the earliest practice start, as the Eastern Washington University football team begins practices for the 2014 season this Thursday, July 31, on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields in Cheney, Wash.More >>
  • Former Cougs Baynes and Motum Make Australian FIBA World Cup Team

    Former Cougs Baynes and Motum Make Australian FIBA World Cup Team

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:28:13 GMT
    Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.More >>
    Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.