The Gonzaga Bulldogs baseball team once again failed to keep an early lead and lost to the San Francisco Dons today 9-6. Today's rubber match of the three game series between the Zags and the Dons was also Senior Day at Patterson Baseball Complex.
The Zags held a 4-2 lead until the sixth inning until the Dons added two runs in the top half to tie it at four. The Dons finally broke through in the seventh, scoring two runs of a hit and a Gonzaga fielding error. The deficit was cut in half in the eighth inning as senior Bryan Winston came around to score for the Zags.
Any hope for a victory was squashed by the Dons' Derrick Poppert. The USF shortstop hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to seal the deal for the Dons. The Zags put up a late charge in the bottom half of the inning but only managed to score one run and fell to the Dons who take the three game series 2-1.
One bright spot on Senior Day for the Zags was senior Bryan Winston (right). He was 3-5 today and scored a run in the eighth but Gonzaga's pitching was unable to hold the lead. Reliever CJ McClure takes the loss for the Zags who drop to 28-20 overall and 8-9 in WCC play. Their next contest is Monday, May 12th when the Zags take on Lewis-Clark State at Patterson Baseball Complex.