Saturday, May 17, 2008

Zags earn 30th win with victory

The Gonzaga University baseball team won game 2 of their final series of the year, and in doing so, earned their 30th win of the season. In a thrilling encounter, the Zags edged LMU 8-7. The win improved the Zags overall record to 30-22 and upped their record to 10-9 in conference.

In what ended up being a high-scoring affair, it was starting pitcher AJ Proszek who earned the victory today. Proszek pitched incredibly well, allowing only 1 run in 6 solid innings. The Zags led throughout the game, but pulled away in the 7th when they turned a 2-1 lead into a 5-1 advantage that they would not relinquish. Despite allowing LMU to cut the deficit to 1 run on two different occasions, the Zags were able to hold on for an 8-7 victory. The outcome was in doubt, as LMU narrowed the score to 8-7 in the 9th, but Cody Martin was able to hang on and get the save.

The Zags were led offensively by Marcus McKimmy who hit 3-for-4 and drove in 4 runs. By earning their 30th win of the season, GU has now had back to back 30 win seasons for the first time in 26 years. The series and potentially the season will come to end tomorrow at 1 PM. If a makeup game is needed, GU will play Pepperdine on Monday in Malibu.

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