Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

School's out for summer but that does not mean that the Gonzaga baseball and women's crew teams are back home quite yet. Each team had some work to do this weekend before their time in the sun.

-The Gonzaga baseball team was looking to end their season with a sweep of Loyola Marymount to end their season today in Los Angeles. LMU was having none of it however, and defeated the Bulldogs in convincing fashion 11-1. This does not take away from the fantastic season the Zags had, racking up 30 wins for the second straight season and going .500 in the challenging WCC. The Lions scored three in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back as they ended Gonzaga's season on a sour note.
However, it was still a very successful season for many of the players and for the team as a whole. Gonzaga, for the first time in 26 years, totaled 30 wins in back-to-back seasons which is a huge accomplishment. Ryan Wiegand and Evan Wells had extremely successful seasons and will both be returning next year as seniors. There was also a bright spot on the mound as freshman Cody Martin set Gonzaga single season save record as well as entering his name in the record books in many other categories. The future is very bright for these young Zags, but the loss of nine seniors will hurt very much.

-The Women's Crew Team took part today in the Pac-10 Conference Championship in Sacramento, CA. The Zags entered four boats against some of the biggest competition in the nation and had a very respectable finish. The Zags Novice 8+ boat earned a fifth place finish, the Varsity 4+ boat earned a sixth place finish and the varsity 8+ and second varsity 8+ placed eight today. The Novice boat was used to having excellent fortune in the Pac-10 championship as the past two years they have taken first place but Cal dominated today. The University of Washington also had a good day as they won the varsity 4+.

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