Duff Tittle | Posted: 1 Apr 2023 | Updated: 11 Apr 2023

Cougars drop game three at Gonzaga

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Cole Gambill HR trot vs Omaha

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball won the rubber match of a three-game series with BYU, 8-2, at Patterson Complex in Spokane on Saturday night. 

With the victory, the Zags improve to 11-14 (6-2 WCC) while BYU falls to 9-17 (3-6) on the season.

Game Summary
  •  GU scored eight runs on nine hits, while BYU scored twice on eight hits
  •  Cole Gambill had a two-run HR in the fifth
  •  Gonzaga pitchers struck out 18 Cougar hitters, for a total of 44 in the series

Player Highlights
  •  Luke Anderson: 3-4, 2B, Run
  •  Cole Gambill: 1-3, 2 RBI, HR, BB
  •  BYU bullpen (Carter Smith, Jake Porter, Cutter Clawson, Carter Foss): 4 IP, 2 K, 1 Hit, 1 Run

Gonzaga, the defending WCC regular-season champion, got off to a hot start Saturday with two runs in the first, one in the second and four in the fourth for a quick 7-0 lead.    

A single by BYU left fielder Luke Anderson, followed by a home run by center fielder Cole Gambill in the top of the fifth, narrowed the Bulldog lead to 7-2. The blast was Gambill's second of the series and fourth on the season. 

GU finished off the scoring in the bottom half of the fifth on two walks, a hit batter and a single for a 8-2 win.

Nate Deschryver (3-2) got the win for the Zags, while BYU starter Ben Hansen (0-1) took the loss.

The Cougars now head to Pullman, Washington, for a 12 p.m. PDT game on Monday, April 3, with at Washington State, before heading home to host San Francisco in a three-game series April 6-8 at Miller Park. 

Monday's game will be broadcast live on the BYU Radio App and simulcast on 107.9 in the northern Utah market. The voice of the Cougars, Greg Wrubell, will have the call. WSU will also broadcast the game live on PAC 12 Network.  

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