Saturday, May 17, 2008

Zags start final series with a win

The GU baseball team kicked off its final series of the season with an impressive 7-4 victory over LMU. The win improved the Zags overall record to 29-22 and gave them a 9-9 record in WCC play.

The Zags started off the game quickly, as they scored 2 runs in both the 1st and 2nd innings, allowing them to jump out to a 4-0 lead. The Zags added to their lead throughout the game, as they took a commanding 7-0 lead in the top of the 7th inning. LMU finally broke the shutout in the bottom of the 7th when they scored one run, and they tacked on 3 more runs in the bottom of the 8th. However, the Zags were able to hold onto the victory, as LMU would get no closer then 7-4.

GU was led by an outstanding performance from its starting pitcher Matt Fields. Fields struck out 7 batters over a very impressive 7.2 innings pitched. The senior continued his great year, and improved his record to 8-3 on the season. It was the bottom of the order that carried the Zags offensively, as Tyson Van Winkle recorded a great 3-for-5 performance. Five other Zags recorded multiple hits, as the team put on a fantastic offensive display.

The Zags will be searching for their 30th win of the season today, as the series continues at 1 PM. The final game of the series will be on Sunday afternoon at 1 PM

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