Zags keep CWS hopes alive with 11-9 win on Saturday

VIDEO: Gonzaga powers past LMU in home opener

BLACKSBURG, Vir.— The Gonzaga baseball team’s hopes of going to the College World Series are still alive.

After falling to Columbia University 8-2 on Friday morning, the Zags were in a must-win situation against Wright State. After getting down to a 3-0 deficit to Wright State, the Zags responded with four runs in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead.

However, in the bottom of the third inning, Wright State put up a six spot on the Zags, taking a 9-4 lead.

But with the season on the line, the Zags came back and scored seven consecutive runs, ultimately winning the game 11-9 and keeping their season alive.

Second baseman Savier Pinales went three for five on the day, knocking in three RBIs and drawing a walk. Pinales hit a double down the left field line that scored two runs, giving the Zags the lead late in the game.

The Zags will play the loser of the game against Virginia Tech and Columbia University on Sunday at 10 a.m. PST.