Gonzaga baseball drops home series to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga baseball drops home series to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga baseball fell in the series finale 17-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field.

The Zags (25-19, 16-8) went behind early after Saint Mary’s (27-18, 12-9) scored four runs in the first two innings. GU got one in the third, but got no closer the rest of the way as the Gaels hit five homers in the game.

Brett Harris and Josh Bristyan collected two hits apiece for the Zags with Bristyan adding a walk and Harris getting an RBI.

On the mound, Saint Mary’s chased GU starter Justin Blatner early in the first inning, but Alek Jacob came in and kept SMC off balance until the fifth when they got four more runs.

Facing a 13-1 deficit, GU added a pair of runs in the eighth inning on a double by Austin Pinorini to score Troy Johnston , and a single by Harris to score Pinorini.

Gonzaga will play its fourth game in four days on Monday, hosting Washington State at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on SWX locally and available online at TheW.tv.