Gonzaga baseball falls to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga baseball falls to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga baseball dropped the first game of a three-game series against Saint Mary’s, 12-0, on Friday night in Spokane, Wash.

Gonzaga (24-18, 15-7) managed just three hits in the game, and Saint Mary’s (26-17, 11-8) had the benefit of 10 walks and three hit batters on the way to the win.

GU starter Mason Wells wasn’t able to get on track, giving up eight runs in four innings on three hits and five walks with one strikeout.

Mason Marenco reached base twice with a single and a walk, while Ernie Yake and Brett Harris collected the only other two singles.

A five-run third inning blew the game open for the Gaels with the first of two grand slams, before collecting another two innings later to make it 12-0. SMC starter Tyler Thornton went 7.1 innings with nine strikeouts.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s will be back at it on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field. Check GoZags.com for links to live coverage.